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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bellbowrie is 5,091, with a population density of 6.99 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bellbowrie is bounded by Sugars Road, Kangaroo Gully Road, the locality of Anstead and Pullen Pullen Creek in the north, the Brisbane River in the east, Weekes Road, Livesay Road, Chad Street, Moggill Road, Kangaroo Gully Road, Christchurch Street and Church Road in the south, and Hawkesbury Road in the west.

Name origin

Bellbowrie is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of flowering gums".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming and mining. Significant development did not occur until the early 1970s. The population has increased substantially since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Several new housing estates are being developed on land that used to be pineapple farms.

Land use

Bellbowrie is a developing residential and rural-residential area, with outlying undeveloped areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bellbowrie Plaza Shopping Centre, Moggill Cemetery and Booker Place Park.