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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mitchelton is 7,582, with a population density of 17.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mitchelton is bounded by Kedron Brook in the north, Bellevue Avenue, the Ferny Grove railway line, Prospect Road and Taylors Road in the east, Nambour Street, Coolum Street and the Enoggera Military Camp in the south, and a line running from the Enoggera Military Camp to Samford Road, Samford Road, Church Road, Blaker Road, Essex Street, Woking Street and Ryland Street in the west.

Name origin

Mitchelton is named after Nicholas Mitchell, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Land was subdivided in the 1890s, with many vineyards established. Growth took place again in the interwar period. More significant development occurred during the post-war period. The population was stable during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Mitchelton is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brookside Shopping Centre, Fenwick Park, Mitchelton Park, Oxford Grove, HelpWest Skill Training & Horticultural Service and a number of schools.