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Mitchelton
BrisbaneQueensland
Population: 8,012
Postcode: 4053
Area: 4.4 km² (1.7 sq mi)
Location: 8 km (5 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward)
State District: Ashgrove, Everton
Federal Division: Brisbane
Suburbs around Mitchelton:
Arana Hills Everton Hills Everton Park
Keperra Mitchelton Gaythorne
The Gap St Johns Wood Ashgrove

Mitchelton is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia.

Geography

The suburb is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the Brisbane central business district some areas of Mitchelton can be 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the Brisbane central business district. Mitchelton is part of the northwestern suburbs. It is a growing suburb with many Queenslander style houses and leafy streets. The area is quite hilly and most of the suburb is on a north-facing slope.

Demographics

In the 2011 census the population of Mitchelton was 8,012, 52.8% female and 47.2% male.

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

79.9% of people living in Mitchelton were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.6%, New Zealand 2.6%, Scotland 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%, India 0.6%.

89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% Japanese, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% German.

History

Mitchelton is an area with a long history. Mitchelton's name comes from one particular family of the first settlers in the area. The Mitchell family emigrated from England in the 1850s. Nicolas Mitchell purchased an estate he named "Mitchelton" by 1875. This area was subdivided in the 1890s.

Heritage listings

StMatthewsAnglicanChurchGrovely
St Matthews Anglican Church, Grovely (now Mitchelton), 2010
StateLibQld 2 153931 Home of the Good Shepherd, Mitchelton, Brisbane, 1931
Home of the Good Shepherd (now Mt Maria College), Mitchelton, Brisbane, 1931

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

  • 35 Church Road: St Matthews Anglican Church, Grovely
  • 67 Osborne Road: Good Shepherd Home, Mt Maria College

Facilities

Mitchelton is now filled with many shops, schools and facilities, such as the Brookside Shopping Centre. Mitchelton is also home to many sporting teams in state competition.

Transport

Via train, Oxford Park Railway Station and Mitchelton Railway Station provide access to regular Queensland Rail City network services on the Ferny Grove railway line arranging travel to the Brisbane CBD, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.

Via bus, Mitchelton is served by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, Toowong and Ferny Grove.

Via road, Mitchelton's main arterials are Samford Road, which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to The City and Samford, as well as Osborne Road which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to the outer Northern suburbs such as Aspley.


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