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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kenmore is 8,021, with a population density of 15.36 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kenmore is bounded by Brookfield Road, Cedarleigh Road and Moggill Road in the north, Cubberla Creek and the Centenary Highway in the east, the Brisbane River in the south, and Moggill Creek in the west.

Name origin

Kenmore is named after an early property in the area, which was named after a place in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and dairy and crop farming. Significant development did not occur until 1949 when Moggill Road was built. Rapid growth took place from the 1960s. The population has been relatively stable since the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Kenmore is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial areas, and some rural land in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Jarawa Pony Club, The Terraces Shopping Centre, Kingfisher Park, parklands along the creeks and a number of schools.