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Upper Brookfield is located in Queensland
Upper Brookfield
Upper Brookfield
Location in Queensland
Population 785 (2016 census)
 • Density 21.51/km2 (55.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4069
Area 36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)
State electorate(s) Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Upper Brookfield:
Lake Manchester Enoggera Reservoir Enoggera Reservoir
Lake Manchester Upper Brookfield Brookfield
Kholo Kholo Pullenvale

Upper Brookfield is an outer western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Upper Brookfield had a population of 785 people.


Upper Brookfield is a mountainous rural suburb consisting of acreage properties.


In the 2016 Census, there were 785 people in Upper Brookfield (State Suburbs). Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

The median age of people was 42 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

The most common responses for religion were No Religion, so described 42.1%, Catholic 14.9%, Not stated 13.6%, Anglican 10.3% and Uniting Church 6.1%. In Upper Brookfield (State Suburbs), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (49.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

The most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 59.1%, England 9.8%, South Africa 3.3%, New Zealand 2.8% and Netherlands 2.5%.

The most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 60.2%, England 7.9%, South Africa 3.3%, Netherlands 2.8% and New Zealand 1.9%.

87.1% of people only spoke English at home. The only other responses for language spoken at home were German 1.6%, Spanish 0.8%, Dutch 0.5% and Italian 0.4%.

There were 393 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night. Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed. Of employed people, 17.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.[1]

Of people aged 15 years and over, 62.4% were married and 7.7% were either divorced or separated.

In the 2011 census, the population of Upper Brookfield was 655, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.

The median age of the Upper Brookfield population was 42 years, 5 years above the Australian median.

78.7% of people living in Upper Brookfield were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6%, South Africa 2%, New Zealand 1.8%, Netherlands 1.4%, United States of America 1.1%.

96% of people speak only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% German, 0.5% French, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Spanish.


Upper Brookfield State School, 2021 01
Upper Brookfield State School, 2021

Upper Brookfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 496 Upper Brookfield Road (27°28′41″S 152°52′09″E / 27.4780°S 152.8691°E / -27.4780; 152.8691 (Upper Brookfield State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 54 students with 7 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Upper Brookfield. The nearest secondary school in Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the south-east.

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