Albion is part of the group of suburbs of Brisbane found in its northern part. Considered an inner north-eastern suburb that is 5 kilometres from the CBD, Albion is bounded by Ascot in the east, Wooloowin in the north, Newstead in the south, and Windsor to the west.
The sight you will find in Albion is with diversity where you will find several different housing styles – from cottages which are homes to former workers, up to the more modern brick homes. Unit blocks are also highly visible in the area. Albion was actually named after the ‘Albion Hotel’ built by Thomas Hayseldon which was thought of because it appears to be a reminder of England’s white cliffs.
Population: The 2011 census shows that the number of Albion residents were about 1,986. The population density was 17.04 persons per hectare. Of the total populace, 48.4% were females and 51.6% were males. The median age of the population was 33 years old – 4 years younger than the average Australian at that time.
Lifestyles and People: (Top 5)
Independent Youth – 24.9%
Maturing & Established Independence – 21.3%
Elderly Singles – 10.6%
Older Independence – 10.4%
Established Couples & Families – 10.0%
Income ($/weekly): Households in Albion have a total median income of $1,493.00. Individuals have a total median income of $819 per week.
Employment Profile: As of 2011, people living in Albion who were employed have a percentage of 65.2% who were working full-time and 24.6% who were working part-time.
Train – Albion is serviced by the Albion railway station on the Queensland Railway Citytrain network with lines on the Airport, Doomben, Caboolture, Shorncliffe and Sunshine Coast.
Cycling – There are several bike friendly roads in Albion. Streets which cyclists may easily and safely access include McLennan street, Wakefield street and Bridge street.
Schools accessible to Albion are the ones in nearby Ascot. One good example is the St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School down in Petrie street. Other options also include schools in nearby suburbs.
Clubs and Sports
Albion is mostly residential and recreational where residents enjoy a wide variety of parks and sports fields to visit. Crosby Park is one of the famed destinations if you want leisure in this suburb. There is the Allan Border Field, Jack Ross Oval, Brothers Community Sports Club and several basketball courts, car parks and picnic areas. Dog lovers will also love the area with provisions for dog off-leash.
The first established harness racing club and greyhound racing track built in 1880s is also found in Albion – the Albion Park Paceway in Breakfast Creek.