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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Morningside is 11,361, with a population density of 20.90 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Morningside is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north, Colmslie Road, Junction Road, Wynnum Road, Rossiter Street, Lang Street, Richmond Road and Molloy Road in the east, D'Arcy Road in the south, and Bennetts Road, Agnew Street, Bennetts Road, Wynnum Road, Riding Road, Belgrave Street, Howard Street, Derby Street, Victoria Street, Thynne Road, Lytton Road and Taylor Street in the west.

Name origin

Morningside was thought to be named as its hills caught the first of the morning sun.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used for dairy and general farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, spurred by subdivision, industrial development and the construction of the railway line. Expansion continued during the interwar period. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, aided by public housing construction. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Morningside is a residential and industrial area, with commercial areas along Wynnum Road, Junction Road and Riding Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Colmslie Plaza Shopping Centre, Morningside Shopping Centre, State Hockey Centre, Morningside Tennis Centre, Colmslie Corporate Park, Balmoral Park, Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, Colmslie Recreation Reserve, Jeremiah O'Toole Park, Keralgerie Park, Balmoral Cemetery, Southbank Institute of Technology (Morningside Campus), Morningside School of Arts and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Morningside and part of the suburb of Seven Hills.