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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Zillmere is 9,313, with a population density of 25.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Zillmere is bounded by Beams Road in the north, Muller Road, Zillmere Road, O'Callaghan Park and the North Coast railway line in the east, Robinson Road West in the south, and Kirby Road, Zillmere Road, Aspley High School and Cabbage Tree Creek in the west.

Name origin

Zillmere is named after Johann Leopold Zillman, an early settler in the area, with "mere" meaning "lake".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s, following the opening of the railway line and industrial development. Expansion continued during the 1890s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population and dwelling stock have been relatively stable since the early 1990s.

Land use

Zillmere is an established residential and industrial area, with a commercial area near the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include O'Callaghan Park, Courtney Park, Joseph Lee Park, Mungo Scott Park, Trezona Park, Victor Grenning Park and a number of schools.

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