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Newmarket

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Newmarket is 5,040, with a population density of 29.90 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Newmarket is bounded by Days Road, Wilston Road and Montpelier Street in the north, Watson Street, Prospect Street, Newmarket Road and Finsbury Street in the east, Enoggera Creek in the south, and View Street, a line running continuous of View Street, Kate Street, Enoggera Road, Alderson Street and Yarradale Street in the west.

Name origin

Newmarket was named to describe the area in 1877, when the Brisbane saleyards were moved from Normanby to the area. It was originally known as The Three Mile Scrub.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place from the 1870s into the 1890s, aided by the establishment of the saleyards (which operated until 1931) and the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the interwar and post-war periods. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Newmarket is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Reading Newmarket Shopping Centre, Newmarket Place Shopping Centre, McCook Park, Spencer Park and two schools.

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