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Northgate

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Northgate is 4,136, with a population density of 13.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Northgate is bounded by Saint Vincents Road, Toombul Road and the railway line in the north, Earnshaw Road, Crockford Street, Nudgee Road and Raubers Road in the east, the Gateway Motorway and the waterway in the south, and a line running continuous of New Ivo Street, New Ivo Street, Railway Parade, Flower Street and Sandgate Road in the west.

Name origin

Northgate is named after the railway station constructed in the 1890s, named as it was on the North Coast and Sandgate railway lines.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the construction of railway lines. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Northgate is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Grammar Playing Fields, Progress Park and one school.

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