About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bracken Ridge is 17,072, with a population density of 20.32 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.
Bracken Ridge is named for the bracken fern that once grew extensively in the area. It was originally known as Rose Hill.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (8 Km2)
persons per hectare
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.
Bracken Ridge is a relatively recent residential area.
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.