Indooroopilly

One of the western suburbs of Brisbane, Indooroopilly is located 7 kilometres west of the CBD. The suburb is bordered by Taringa, Chapel Hill and Fig Tree Pocket. Indooroopilly has several major roads cutting through the suburb: Moggill Road, the Western Freeway and Coonan Street going to The Walter Taylor Bridge.

Indooroopilly has become one of the biggest retail and entertainment precinct west of the CBD with its bustling Indooroopilly Shopping Centre housing a large number of shops, restaurants and more.

Demographics

Population: The 2011 census recorded a total population of 11,670 in Indooroopilly. 50.9% of which were females and 49.1% were males. The median age of the entire Indro population is 8 years below the Australian median age at 28 years old.

Lifestyle and People (Top 5):

  • Independent Youth – 29.8%
  • Older Couples & Families – 15.8%
  • Maturing & Established Independence – 11.2%
  • Older Independence – 10.7%
  • Established Couples & Families – 10.1%

Income ($/weekly): An individual living in Indooroopilly has a median income of $667 per week. The median household income, on the other hand, is $1,669 per week.

Employment Profile: The people living in Indooroopilly who qualified as part of the labour force consists of 58.1% full-time workers and 30.6% part-time workers. The suburb has an unemployment rate of 6.7%

Source: Localstats.com.au

Transport

  • Bus – Residents who rely on public transport can count on several bus routes going in and out of the suburb. There is a bus stop located at the Indooroopilly Shopping centre with buses going to the CBD, the university and neighbouring suburbs.
  • Cycling – Indro has it easy for the cycling crowd with several bike paths located in several areas of the suburb. There is a bridge dedicated to cyclists going to Chelmer – the Jack Pesch Bridge.
  • Train – The Indooroopilly railway station located at the heart of the suburb makes the trip to the CBD and other suburbs more convenient with frequent trip schedules.

Schools

Indooroopilly has two state schools: Indooroopilly State School and Indooroopilly State High School, which cover primary and secondary level of education for people living in the suburb. Aside from state schools, St Peters Lutheran College and Brigidine College are within the suburb as well.

Clubs and Sports

The Indooroopilly Golf Club is located at the western end of the suburb and is considered Queensland’s premier golf club with a 36-hole championship course. The suburb also has a Scout group for youths and a Soccer Football Club.

The Indooroopilly Shopping centre has multiple shops to choose from with a cinema complex inside, and another cinema complex on Coonan Street – the Eldorado Cinema. Other than the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, there are a few shop and restaurant strips along Station Road.