GUIDE TO EATONS HILL

Information on Eatons Hill

Located approximately 15.5 km North West of the CBD. Approximately 30 minutes drive from the CBD in offpeak traffic. Approximately 1 hours drive to the Sunshine Coast and approximately 1 ¼ hours drive from the Gold Coast.  Attractions include the Kumbartcho sanctuary and Sargent reserve.

There are several off leash dog playgrounds including Sargent reserve 

Local Council is Moreton Bay Regional Council (which recently amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire Council)

Information gathered from 2006 Census confirms:

7,277 residents, with 49.5% males and 50.5% females

  • The most common age group is 25-54 (being 47.5%)
  • Children aged under 14 – 29.8%
  • Persons aged over 55 – 11.6%

People with Australian citizenship 90.2%

Persons born overseas 17.9%

Country of birth:

  • Australia 78.9%
  • England 5.6%
  • New Zealand 3.7%
  • South Africa 1.9%
  • Netherlands 0.4%
  • Scotland 0.4%

Employment:

  • Fulltime workers 62.4%
  • Part time workers 29.3%
  • Not employed 2.1%

Occupation:

  • Professionals 21.2%
  • Clerical and Admin workers 19.2%
  • Managers 15.4%
  • Technicians and Trades workers 14.9%
  • Sales workers 11.1%

Industry of employment:

  • School Education 5.3%
  • Hospitals 3.9%
  • Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway Food Services 3%
  • Public Order & Safety Services 2.5%
  • Building Installation Services 2.4%

Income:

  • Median weekly individual income $673 compared to $466 in Australia
  • Median weekly household income $1,665 compared to $1,027 in Australia

Family Characteristics:

  • Couple families with children 63.8%
  • Couple families without children 27.5%
  • One parent families 8.4%

Household:

  • Median Rent $280 per week compared to $190 in Australia
  • Median housing loan repayment $1,517 per month compared to $1,300 in Australia

Average household size 3.3

  • Owned outright 21.6%
  • Being purchased 63.6%
  • Being rented 12.3%

REIQ advises:

Eatons Hill is a growing suburb north of Brisbane. There has been significant residential development in Eatons Hill, which is located in the northern surburbs of Brisbane, over recent years. Single-detached dwellings are the most common type of housing in the area with units and townhouses also available. There is a mix of traditional Queenslanders and Colonials as well as chamferboard and brick and tile houses in the area. Eatons Hill is a popular suburb with families. There is prestige acreage and residential properties in the Eatons Hill Country Club Estate and some of the newer developments backing onto the South Pine River. While there has been much development over recent years, in early 2007 there is little residential vacant land remaining. There are also occasional small sub-divisions of Residential A land. There is a primary school located in Eatons Hill, with a high school in nearby Albany Creek. A hospital is located 12 minutes away. There is a large shopping centre at Albany Creek as well as major supermarkets. Eatons Hill has bike and walkways as well as plenty of greenbelt areas. The South Pine River is a favourite waterway.

Local information:

  • Approximately 5 minutes drive to South Pine Sporting Complex and Wantima Golf Course
  • Parkland includes Sargents Reserve with off leash dog walking areas

FACILITIES

  • Local veterinary Clinic
  • Local Fire Station
  • Local Ambulance Service
  • Police station located at nearby Albany Creek
  • Local childcare (ABC)
  • 3 Local doctors surgeries
  • Local pharmacy
  • Local IGA

TRANSPORT:

  • Public transport to the CBD by bus route 357 & 359
  • Public transport to other suburbs via the Great Circle line bus route
  • Closest train station is Strathpine – around 10 to 15 minutes drive
  • School buses run through the area for most schools including to Nudgee College

DWELLINGS

  • Most homes are on blocks of land from 601 – 800 m2 (49.39%)
  • Small acreage is the next most common 4,001m2+ (20.85%)
  • Homes on small blocks under 600m2 (1.87%)
  • 801-1000m2 (16.12%)
  • 1,001-2,000m2 (10.55%)  most of these are located in the Eatons Hill Country Club Estate
  • 2,001-4,000m2 (1.2%)

Dwelling styles vary greatly through Eatons Hill, from Brick and tile to very modern lightweight building styles.

GUIDE TO ALBANY CREEK

Information on Albany Creek

Located approximately 15 km North West of the CBD. Approximately 25 minutes drive from the CBD in offpeak traffic. Approximately 1 hours drive to the Sunshine Coast and approximately 1 ¼ hours drive from the Gold Coast.

Local Council is Moreton Bay Regional Council (which recently amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire Council)

Information gathered from 2006 Census confirms:

  • 15,942 residents, with 49.2% males and 50.8% females
  • The most common age group is 25-54 (being 43.1%)
  • Children aged under 14 – (24.2%)
  • Persons aged over 55 – (18.3%)

People with Australian citizenship 90.1%

Persons born overseas 17.0%

Country of birth:

  •  Australia 78.9%
  • England 4.7%
  • New Zealand 3.3%
  • South Africa 1.7%
  • Scotland 0.9%
  • Italy 0.4%

Employment:

  • Fulltime workers 62.2%
  • Part time workers 29.8%
  • Not employed 3.1%

Occupation:

  • Professionals 20.2%
  • Clerical and Admin workers 19.5%
  • Managers 12.8%
  • Technicians and Trades workers 14.0%
  • Sales workers 12.2%
  • Service workers 8.8%
  • Labourers 7.4%
  • Machinery operators & drivers 3.9%

Industry of employment:

  • School Education 5.9%
  • Hospitals 4.2%
  • Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway Food Services 3.5%
  • Supermarket & Grocery stores 2.4%
  • State Government Administration 2.3%

Income:

  • Median weekly individual income $586 compared to $466 in Australia
  • Median weekly household income $1,451 compared to $1,027 in Australia

Family Characteristics:

  • Couple families with children 59.4%
  • Couple families without children 28%
  • One parent families 11.5%

Household:

  • Median Rent $260 per week compared to $190 in Australia
  • Median housing loan repayment $1,387 per month compared to $1,300 in Australia

Average household size 3.0

  • Owned outright 30.9%
  • Being purchased 51.0%
  • Being rented 13.1%

REIQ advises:

Albany Creek is popular with young families. Albany Creek, about 15km northwest from Brisbane’s CBD in the Moreton Bay Shire, has experienced strong capital growth and increasing population in recent years. Bordering on 1700 acres of State Forest, Albany Creek has a mix or architectural styles available, including traditional and renovated Queenslanders and colonials, post-war housing and chamferboard houses, as well as brick and tile houses and cluster developments. The majority of houses are single detached dwellings with smaller amounts of apartments and townhouses. Albany Creek is a popular suburb for young families with many residents travelling to Brisbane City and surrounding suburbs for work during the week. There is ample public transport options in the area. An influx of new residents into the area has prompted infrastructure upgrading over recent years. Albany Creek is home to plenty of parks, walk and bikeways, retail outlets, restaurants and child care facilities. There are also a number of primary and secondary schools in the area. With good access to Sandgate Beach (15km) and direct access to the Sunshine Coast and the South Pine River, there are many recreational activities for residents to enjoy.

Local information:

Approximately 5 minutes drive to South Pine Sporting Complex and Wantima Golf Course

FACILITIES

  • Local veterinary Clinic
  • Fire Station at nearby Eatons Hill
  • Ambulance Service at nearby Eatons Hill
  • Local police station
  • Several local doctors surgeries
  • Several local shopping centres
  • Woolworths, Coles, Aldi

TRANSPORT:

  • Public transport to the CBD by bus route 357 & 359
  • Public transport to other suburbs via the Great Circle line bus route
  • Closest train stations are Ferny Grove or Enoggera – approximately 10-15 minutes drive
  • School buses run through the area for most schools including to Nudgee College

DWELLINGS

There are approximately 5,508 dwellings in Albany Creek

  • The most common land size is 601-800 m2 (52.27%)
  • Land size under 600m2 (6.8%)
  • Land size 801-1000m2 (25.98%)
  • Land size 1,001-2,000m2 (9.48)
  • Land size 2,001-4,000m2 (1.39%)
  • Land size over 4,001m2 (3.98%)