One of the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Dutton Park, is situated 4 kilometres from the CBD and is beside the Brisbane River. The suburb is bordered by Fairfield, Woolloongabba and Highgate Hill with the Annerley Road passing through the suburb.
Dutton Park is mostly residential in nature and, with the university close by, is a top choice for families and students alike. There is a massive park south of the suburb which includes the South Brisbane Cemetery and the Green Bridge, connecting the suburb to St Lucia.
Population: Dutton Park has a total population of 1,471 as shown in the 2011 census. The total percentage of the population comprises 48.3% females and 51.7% males, with an average age of 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median age at the time.
Lifestyle and People (Top 5):
Independent Youth – 21.6%
Maturing & Established Independence – 16.3%
Elderly Singles – 14.1%
Established Couples & Families – 13.7%
Older Couples & Families – 11.2%
Income ($/weekly): An individual living in Dutton Park earns $481 weekly on average. The average household income, on the other hand, is $1,004 per week.
Employment Profile: The labour force of Dutton Park is made up of 53.8% full-time workers and 33.2% part-time workers, with a recorded unemployment rate of 9.4%.
Train – The suburb has the convenience of having two railway stations: Dutton Park station and Park Road station. This allows the residents convenient access to multiple areas connected to the railway stations’ network.
Bus – With the Annerley Road passing through the suburb, locals have it easy when it comes to public transportation choices going to the CBD. Also, since the suburb is connected to St Lucia by the Green Bridge, this allows students and academic professionals an easy trip by bus to the University.
People living in Dutton Park have easy access to educational institutions. Dutton Park State Primary School and St Ita’s Primary School, along with several other schools are located in nearby areas. And, for students wanting to attend the university, the Green Bridge easily takes them to The University of Queensland.
Clubs and Sports
Although Dutton Park lacks major sports clubs and other facilities, the nearby suburbs compensates for the lack of these structures. For sports fanatics, ‘The Gabba’ is fairly close by. And, if one wants to go to a public library or to go shopping, the nearest one would be at Fairfield Gardens shopping centre. The suburb is home of the CSIRO Ecosciences Precinct, a government agency for scientific research.