Carseldine, Queensland facts for kids
|Area:||4.6 km² (1.8 sq mi)|
|Location:||16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA:||City of Brisbane
(Bracken Ridge Ward)
Carseldine is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, about 16 kilometres (10 mi) north and about a half-hour drive from the Central Business District of Brisbane. It is surrounded by Bald Hills and Bracken Ridge to the north, Aspley to the south, Fitzgibbon to the east and Bridgeman Downs to the west.
Carseldine is a mainly residential suburb in the north of Brisbane. At its northern boundary is the Carseldine Homemaker Centre. This Homemaker Centre includes one of north Brisbane's three Bunnings Warehouse stores, which became a part of the Carseldine Homemaker Centre in 2002 (Bunnings previously traded individually there for about 4 years). There is also a community-based shopping centre anchored by a Woolworths supermarket on Beams Road and two convenience centres, one beside the railway station and the other on the western side of the suburb. Carseldine also includes two plant nurseries (one small and one large, both located along Beams Road), Club Coops and the Aspley Hornets AFL Club. Carseldine Police Station, an $8.4 million facility, located on the corner of Gympie Road and Denver Road commenced operations on 29 September 2009.
It was formerly home to the Carseldine campus of the Queensland University of Technology, which closed in 2008. The site was vacant for four years when QUT failed to find a replacement education provider, but was adapted to house state public servants in 2012. In 2016, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad announced that the site would be redeveloped as the Carseldine Urban Village, with 900 homes and commercial and retail space.
In the 2011 census, Carseldine recorded a population of 8,746 people; 52.7% female and 47.3% male.
The median age of the Carseldine population was 41 years of age, 4 years above the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.7% of the population.
65.2% of people living in Carseldine were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5%, England 4%, India 3%, South Africa 2%, Philippines 2%.
77.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2% Italian, 1.9% Cantonese, 1.5% Hindi, 1.4% Mandarin, 0.9% Tagalog.
Carseldine was named after the fencing contractor William Carseldine who settled in Bald Hills in 1858. He also owned land in what is now Carseldine.
The suburb includes Carseldine railway station, located on the eastern side of the suburb. This provides Carseldine with regular train services, connecting to the Brisbane central business district and northern suburbs. Also, Carseldine is well serviced by buses operated by the Brisbane City Council.
In the 2011 census, 16.9% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 63.4% travelled by car (either as driver or as passenger).
Carseldine, Queensland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.