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Bowen Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bowen Hills is 1,317, with a population density of 7.63 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bowen Hills is bounded by Enoggera Creek in the north, Ross Street, Wickham Grove, Edmondstone Road and Breakfast Creek Road in the east, the suburb of Fortitude Valley, Brookes Street, Gregory Terrace, Exhibition Street, Saint Pauls Terrace, Constance Street, Costin Street and Gregory Terrace in the south, and Bowen Bridge Road in the west.

Name origin

Bowen Hills is named after Sir George Ferguson Bowen, former Governor of Queensland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s, aided by the extension of the tramline and industrial growth. Residential growth continued in the post-war years. Rapid growth took place from the mid 1990s, with the population almost doubling between 1996 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Most of this growth was between 2001 and 2006, largely a result of urban renewal.

Land use

Bowen Hills is an industrial and residential area which has undergone recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include RNA Showgrounds, Old Museum Concert Hall, Homemaker City North, Railway Workshops, Mayne Railway Yards, Bowen Park and Perry Park.