Mitchelton, one of the northern suburbs of Brisbane, is situated 8 kilometres from the CBD while some areas are 6 kilometres from the CBD. The suburb is bounded by Keperra, Enoggera, Arana Hills and Everton Park, with Samford Road leading to the CBD running through the center of the suburb.
The suburb is quite leafy and characterised by a number of Queenslanders. Its surface is mostly hilly and the majority of the suburb is on a north-facing slope. As one of Brisbane’s growing suburbs with shopping centres, easy commuting access and a good selection of amenities has turned the suburb into one of Brisbane’s high-demand market.
Population: Mitchelton has a total population of 8,012 as shown in the 2011 census. The total percentage of the population comprises 52.8% females and 47.2% males. The people who lived in Bracken Ridge had an average age of 35 years old, 2 years below the Australian median age.
Lifestyle and People (Top 5):
Established Couples & Families – 18.2%
Maturing Couples & Families – 16.3%
Older Couples & Families – 16.0%
Maturing & Established Independence – 10.9%
Older Independence – 10.1%
Income ($/weekly): An individual living in Mitchelton earns about $732 a week. The average household income, on the other hand, is $1,587 a week.
Employment Profile: The labour force of Mitchelton is made up of 62.9% full-time workers and 27.4% part-time workers, and has a recorded unemployment rate of 3.8%.
Train – Commuters has two railway stations to choose from: Oxford Park railway station and Mitchelton railway station allowing a wider range of commuting options to the CBD and other areas.
Bus – For commuters opting to ride the bus instead of taking the train or driving their car can ride the bus to the CBD instead. The suburb has multiple bus stops leading to different routes such as Toowong, Chermside and Ferny Grove.
Private vehicle – For those who want to enjoy the luxury of driving their own car can do so with the Samford Road leading straight to the CBD. The road takes motorists to other areas with ease as well.
Mitchelton residents have a wide range of school choices, making it a great place for families with kids. Schools include two of its state schools: Mitchelton State Primary School and Mitchelton State High School. Other choices are Mitchelton Special School, Mt Maria College and Our Lady of Dolours Primary School.
Clubs and Sports
Aside from schools, the suburb is now littered by various shops and boutiques. The Brookside Shopping Centre is surrounded by a selection of shops and restaurants. A range of shops lining along Samford Road near the Mitchelton Library and the Gaythorne Bowls club nearby. There is a nearby park for families, with bike trails for residents to enjoy. The Mitchelton Football Club is located northeast of the Brookside Shopping Centre. Although it is no longer part of the suburb, it is fairly close by and is easy to access.