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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Murarrie is 2,504, with a population density of 3.29 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Murarrie is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north, Aquarium Passage and Bulimba Creek in the east, Wynnum Road and Creek Road in the south, and Lytton Road and Colmslie Road in the west.

Name origin

Murarrie is thought to be named from the Aboriginal word "Moorarie", meaning "muddy or sticky".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Growth took place in the late 1800s, with the meat industry established in 1881. The area remained largely rural until the 1950s. Rapid growth took place during the late 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Murarrie is an industrial and residential area, with some outlying rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Murarrie Recreation Reserve, Colmslie Beach Reserve, Metrople on Gateway (industrial area), Gibson Island and one school.