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Kangaroo Point

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kangaroo Point is 8,847, with a population density of 67.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kangaroo Point is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north and west, Wellington Road in the east, and Vulture Street and the Pacific Motorway in the south.

Name origin

Kangaroo Point is named after the point, which was named for the kangaroos in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1850s, with some growth in the late 1800s. Expansion continued during the 1930s and 1940s. A shipyard and associated industries were established in 1939. An Immigration Reception Centre was constructed after World War II to cater for the first shipload of displaced persons from Europe. The shipyards were vacated in the 1980s, and later redeveloped into high-rise housing. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population more than doubling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Kangaroo Point is a predominantly residential area which has undergone substantial recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mount Olivet Hospital, Story Bridge, Raymond Park, Captain Burke Park, C. T. White Park, James Warner Park, The Cliffs Boardwalk, Riverlife Adventure Centre, Shafston International College, Southbank Institute of Technology (Kangaroo Point Campus) and one school.