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Fig Tree Pocket

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Fig Tree Pocket is 3,925, with a population density of 9.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fig Tree Pocket is bounded by Cubberla Creek and Jesmond Road in the north, the Brisbane River in the east and south, and the Centenary Highway in the west.

Name origin

Fig Tree Pocket was named after a large fig tree which once grew in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s, aided by improved access. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Fig Tree Pocket is a residential and rural-residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland Equestrian Centre, Biambi Yumba Park, Clivedon Park, Cubberla Hall and a number of schools.