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East Brisbane

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for East Brisbane is 6,055, with a population density of 31.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

East Brisbane is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north, Norman Creek in the east, Kingfisher Creek, Deshon Street, Mountjoy Street, Albion Street, Hampton Street, Lotus Street and Logan Road in the south, and Wellington Road, Stanley Street, East Brisbane Primary School, Vulture Street and Wellington Road in the west.

Name origin

East Brisbane is named for the area to the south-east of the Brisbane CBD, which was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, former Governor of New South Wales.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with subdivision in the 1860s. Growth took place in the 1880s, spurred by improved access. Further growth took place in the 1910s. Expansion continued during the post-war years. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, and an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

East Brisbane is an established residential area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mowbray Park, Heath Park, Woolloongabba Rotary Park, Anglican Church Grammar School & Playing Fields and one other school.