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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hawthorne is 5,032, with a population density of 37.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hawthorne is bounded by Barton Road, Leura Terrace, Leura Avenue, Stuart Street, Carr Street and Hawthorne Road in the north, Barton Road and Riding Road in the east, Wynnum Road in the south, and Waldo Street and the Brisbane River in the west.

Name origin

Hawthorne is named after an early property, which was named for the hawthorne bushes planted in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until land subdivision in the 1880s, with more substantial expansion in the 1920s. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Hawthorne is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hawthorne Park, Hardcastle Park and Lourdes Hill College.