Moreton Bay RegionCommunity profile

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

North Lakes

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Lakes is 49,277, with a population density of 9.91 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Lakes is bounded by Boundary Road and the locality of Deception Bay in the north, Saltwater Creek and the Houghton Highway in the east, the North Pine River in the south, and Bickle Road, the locality of Kallangur, Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth occurred in the south-western areas during the late 1800s and early 1900s, although population remained minimal until the 1990s. Rapid population growth took place from the early 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. The population increased from about 2,000 in 1991 to nearly 31,000 in 2011.

Land use

North Lakes is a new and rapidly developing urban area, with rural areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield North Lakes Shopping Centre, Hilltop Shopping Centre, Murrumba Downs Shopping Centre, North Lakes Day Hospital, North Lakes Aquatic Centre, Corso North Lakes, North Lakes Resort Golf Club, Mango Hill Skirmish, Osprey House Environmental Centre, Halpine Lake, Murrumba Downs Community Pool, Bob Thomas Park, Byron Park, Claremont Park, Danny Buchanan Park, Gary Fulton Park, Harold Moroney Reserve, Jim Hooper Reserve, Jim Neale Park, John Oxley Reserve, Kangaroo Park, Ken Houghton Park, Mackenzie Park, Melaleuca Lakes & Parklands, Miers Park, North Lakes Environmental Park, Reg Crouch Park, Woodlands Park, Woodside Sportsfield & Park, W F Roberts Park, Yvonne Barlow Park, Lake Eden, the North Pine River, Hays Inlet, the Mango Hill, Mango Hill East and Murrumba Downs railway stations and numerous schools.

Included areas

This area includes the localities of Griffin, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs and North Lakes.