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The Alderley Hotel in 2008
Alderley is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 6,117 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,450/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Established 1878
Postcode(s) 4051
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 7.2 km (4 mi) N of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward; Marchant Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Stafford
  • Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Alderley:
Enoggera Stafford Stafford
Enoggera Alderley Grange
Ashgrove Ashgrove Newmarket

Alderley is a northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Alderley had a population of 6,117 people.


Alderley is 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by Newmarket in the south, Ashgrove and Enoggera in the west, Grange and Stafford in the east and Kedron and Everton Park in the north. At the 2006 census, it had a population of 5,068.

Alderley has several warehouses, a police station and a community-based shopping complex that includes a Coles supermarket and Liquorland bottleshop.


In the 2011 census, Alderley recorded a population of 5,679 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Alderley population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in Alderley were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 2.7%, India 1.1%, Nepal 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%. 88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1% Nepali, 0.8% Italian, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Korean, 0.5% Cantonese.


In prehistory, the area was inhabited by the Turrbal Aboriginal clan. Corroborees were held at Sedgeley Park estate. The name Alderley derives from Alderley Edge in Cheshire, England. Alderley is an older suburb, having had a post office since 1878 and a railway station since 1899. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council ran to the suburb between 1949 and 1968.

Heritage listings

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Farrington House, 1932

Alderley has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


There are no schools in Alderley. The nearest primary schools are Enoggera State School in neighbouring Enoggerra to the west, Wilston State School in neighbouring Grange to the east, Newmarket State School in neighbouring Newmarket to the south-east, and Oakleigh State School in neighbouring Ashgrove to the south-west. The nearest secondary schools are Everton Park State High School in Everton Park to the north and Kelvin Grove State College in Kelvin Grove to the south-east.

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