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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ascot is 5,368, with a population density of 21.72 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ascot is bounded by Sefton Road, Kitchener Road, Mein Street, Nudgee Road and Raceview Avenue in the north, the Gateway Motorway, Mordant Street, the Doomben railway line and Nudgee Road in the east, Allen Street, Kent Street, Racecourse Road, Windermere Road, Abbott Street, Massey Street, Anthony Street and Crosby Road in the south, and Morgan Street, Towers Street and Kidston Street in the west.

Name origin

Ascot is named after the racing hub in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1855, with land used mainly for pastoral purposes. The Eagle Farm Racecourse was established in 1863 and Doomben Racecourse in 1933. Growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the extension of the railway line. Further expansion took place in the 1920s when land was subdivided into smaller allotments. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Ascot is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Racecourse Road, and two racecourses.

Major features

Major features of the area include Eagle Farm Racecourse (Queensland Turf Club), Doomben Racecourse (Brisbane Turf Club), Ascot Plaza Shopping Centre, Bartleys Hill Reservoir and one school.