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Camp Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Camp Hill is 11,623, with a population density of 25.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Camp Hill is bounded by Watson Street, Joseph Street, Perth Street, Wiles Street, Stanley Road, Viminal Hill Crescent, Tranters Avenue and D'Arcy Road in the north, Nurstead Street, Melbourne Avenue, Mantilla Street, Brisbane Avenue, Coke Street, Kennington Road, Old Cleveland Road, Cambridge Street, Samuel Street and Jones Road in the east, the suburb of Carina Heights and Boundary Road in the south, and Waverley Road, Kelsey Street, Leicester Street, Boongall Road, Harwill Street, Old Cleveland Road and Bennetts Road in the west.

Name origin

Camp Hill was named to describe the area, as teamsters and travellers used to stop at the waterhole to rest on the trip between Brisbane and Cleveland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for farming, dairying and vineyards. Population was minimal until the 1880s, although the area remained largely rural until the 1920s. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1950s and 1960s, including public housing construction. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Camp Hill is an established residential area, with substantial parklands, and some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include White Hills Reserve, Bridgewater Wetlands, Samuel Village Shopping Centre, Whites Hill Shopping Village, Whites Hill, Sankeys Mountain and a number of schools.