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Hamilton

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hamilton is 6,579, with a population density of 38.89 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hamilton is bounded by Crosby Road, Anthony Street, Massey Street, Abbott Street, Windermere Road, Racecourse Road, Kent Street, Allen Street, Nudgee Road and the Doomben railway line in the north, the Doomben railway line and Remora Road in the east, the Brisbane River in the south, and Hunt Street, Cooksley Street and Royal Terrace in the west.

Name origin

Hamilton is named after Gustavus Hamilton, first innkeeper of the Breakfast Creek Hotel.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place from the late 1800s into the 1920s. The flat lands by the Brisbane River were developed as an industrial port to service the sugar and wool industries. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Population growth is expected in the future, largely from the Hamilton Harbour Development.

Land use

Hamilton is an established residential area, with wharves in the south, along the Brisbane River.

Major features

Major features of the area include Portside Wharf Markets, Bretts Wharf, Portside Wharf, Cruise Ship Terminal, Cameron Rocks Reserve, Hamilton Park and one school.

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