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Bracken Ridge

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bracken Ridge is 16,741, with a population density of 19.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bracken Ridge is bounded by Bald Hills Creek in the north, Deagon Deviation and the Gateway Motorway in the east, Depot Road and Telegraph Road in the south, and Denning Road and Bald Hills Creek in the west.

Name origin

Bracken Ridge is named for the bracken fern that once grew extensively in the area. It was originally known as Rose Hill.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Significant development took place from the 1960s when a satellite community and public housing were constructed. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Bracken Ridge is a relatively recent residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (Bracken Ridge Campus), SkillsTech Australia (Bracken Ridge Campus), Bracken Ridge Plaza, Barrett Street Reserve, Isaac Best Park, Fergusons Park, McPherson Park, Taraubul Park and a number of schools.