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West End

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for West End is 7,711, with a population density of 39.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

West End is bounded by Hockings Street and Mollison Street in the north, Browning Street, Vulture Street, Franklin Street, Brighton Road and Boundary Street in the east, and the Brisbane River in the south and west.

Name origin

West End is thought to be named after a place in London, or to describe the location of the area - west of the original development of North and South Brisbane.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Substantial residential and industrial growth took place in the late 1800s. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth is expected in the future, largely from urban renewal projects.

Land use

West End is a mixed use area, with industrial, commercial and residential land uses.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bill Tyquin Oval, Davies Park, Orleigh Park, Queensland Dance School of Excellence, Brisbane School of Distance Education and one other school.