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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Brighton is 9,036, with a population density of 13.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brighton is bounded by the North Pine River in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, Tenth Avenue, Ward Street, Paul Street, Baskerville Street and Bracken Ridge Road in the south, and Deagon Deviation and Bald Hills Creek in the west.

Name origin

Brighton is named after a hotel in the area, which was thought to be named after the city in England. It was originally known as North Sandgate.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1858, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s, with gradual growth through to the 1920s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has declined marginally since the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Brighton is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Third Lagoon, Brighton Wetlands, Decker Park, Peace Park, Third Lagoon Reserve, Wakefield Park and a number of schools.