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Upper Kedron

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Upper Kedron is 4,345, with a population density of 4.63 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Upper Kedron is bounded by the Moreton Bay Region, a line running continuous of Upper Kedron Road and Upper Kedron Road in the north, Glengarry Road, Cobalt Street and the Keperra Bushland in the east, the suburb of The Gap, Brompton Road and Mount Nebo Road in the south, and Brisbane Forest Park in the west.

Name origin

Upper Kedron is named after Kedron Brook, which was named after the Biblical stream near Jerusalem.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1880s. Population was minimal until the 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population growing from about 200 in 1991 to over 2,600 in 2006. Most of this growth was from 1996, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Upper Kedron is a developing residential area, with substantial undeveloped land.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hanson Ferny Grove Quarry, Upper Kedron Recreation Reserve and Cedar Creek Cemetery.