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Ashgrove

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ashgrove is 13,861, with a population density of 24.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ashgrove is bounded by the Enoggera Military Camp, Ungalla Street, Lone Pine Street, Banks Street and Banks Street Reserve in the north, Enoggera Creek in the east and south, and Sunrise Street, Coolibah Street, Davies Road, Barnett Road, the suburb of Bardon, Baileys Road, Waterworks Road and Bennett Road in the west.

Name origin

Ashgrove is thought to be named either after the Grove Estate, or for the Moreton Bay ash trees originally in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1856, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1870s. Growth continued in the early 1900s, aided by land subdivision and the construction of a tramline. The main period of development was between 1875 and 1945. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, and an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Ashgrove is an established residential area, with several commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ashgrove Shopping Village, Ashgrove Central Shopping Centre, Highpoint Plaza Shopping Centre, Ashgrove Sportsground, Dorrington Park, Frank Waters Park, Sunset Park, The Woods Memorial Playground, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (Ithaca Campus), SkillsTech Australia (Ithaca Campus), Marist Catholic College Ashgrove and a number of other schools.

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