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Dutton Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Dutton Park is 1,918, with a population density of 21.41 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Dutton Park is bounded by the railway line in the north and east, Cornwall Street, Fairfield Road and Princess Street in the south, and the Brisbane River, High Street, Bower Street, Gladstone Road, Wahcumba Street, Park Road West and Deighton Road in the west.

Name origin

Dutton Park is named after Charles Boydell Dutton, former Queensland Secretary for Public Lands.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. The Boggo Road Jail operated from 1883 till 1989. Residential growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the construction of the railway line and tramline. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population declined during the 1990s, and then increased marginally between 2001 and 2006, largely a result of an increase in occupied dwellings. Population growth is expected in the future, particularly from the Boggo Road Urban Village, a residential, retail, commercial and recreational development on the former jail site.

Land use

Dutton Park is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dutton Park, South Brisbane Cemetery, Prison Museum and two schools.