Eight Mile Plains
About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Eight Mile Plains is 15,939, with a population density of 20.79 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Eight Mile Plains is bounded by Bulimba Creek in the north, Bulimba Creek, Miles Platting Road and the Pacific Motorway in the east, Underwood Road, Warrigal Road and Daw Road in the south, and Sirett Street and Bulimba Creek in the west.
Eight Mile Plains was named to describe the topography of the area and its distance by bushtrack to Woolloongabba.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (8 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for agricultural purposes. Some growth took place in the interwar period. Significant development took place from the 1970s, with redevelopment in more recent years. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population nearly doubling between 1991 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.
Eight Mile Plains is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial and industrial land use.
Major features of the area include Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains Shopping Centre, The Glen Shopping Centre, Conondale Park, Whipbird Park and one school.