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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bardon is 10,229, with a population density of 18.29 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bardon is bounded by Waterworks Road, Baileys Road, Barnett Road, Davies Road, Coolibah Street, Milpera Street, Sunrise Street and Ithaca Creek in the north, Lugg Street, Kennedy Terrace, Jubilee Terrace, Macgregor Terrace, Boundary Street, Kaye Street, Warburton Street, Baroona Road, Carrington Street, Thomas Street and Hope Street in the east, Annie Street, Osman Street, Fairseat Street, Birdwood Terrace and Sir Samuel Griffith Drive in the south, and Mount Coot-tha Forest in the west.

Name origin

Bardon is named after an original property in the area, which was named after Bardon Hill in Leicestershire, England. It was originally known as Upper Paddington.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, although population was minimal until the 1880s, with gradual growth through to the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. The population has increased since the early 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Bardon is a residential and rural-residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bowman Park, Jubilee Park, Norman Buchan Park, Purtell Park, Sunset Park and a number of schools.