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Population 3,827 (2011 census)
 • Density 2,940/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4171
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside

Balmoral is an inner suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD.


The name Balmoral is an anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil' which is Scottish Gaelic for ‘beautiful residence’ or ‘majestic castle’.

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.


In the 2011 census, Balmoral recorded a population of 3,827 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median age of the Balmoral population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.

74% of people living in Balmoral were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.2%, Ireland 1.1%, Scotland 0.8%, India 0.8%.

88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German.

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