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The Gap

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for The Gap is 16,668, with a population density of 13.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Gap is bounded by the suburb of Upper Kedron and Settlement Road in the north, Yarrabee Road, the Enoggera Military Camp, Bennett Road and Waterworks Road in the east, Mount Coot-tha Forest and Highwood Road in the south, and Brisbane Forest Park, Yoorala Street, Waterworks Road, Mount Nebo Road and Brompton Road in the west.

Name origin

The Gap is named for a point between the two arms of the Taylor Range.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Gradual growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

The Gap is a residential area with outlying undeveloped areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ashgrove Golf Club, The Gap Village Shopping Centre, Alfred & Lucinda Best Park, Paten Park, Wittonga Park and a number of schools.