Ashgrove: The Best Inner City Family Suburb



Ashgrove is one of Brisbane’s inner cities. Everything that you think you need in a suburb can all be found in Ashgrove. If you are one to put more priority on health and convenient lifestyle, then this is definitely the place to go.

All the qualities admirable in a suburb can be found here. It is just 5 km away from the CBD where there are cafes, sporting fields and green leafy streets. It is known for the picturesque Ashgrovian houses built in the early 20th century. In spite of the growing number of residential apartments in Brisbane’s suburbs, Ashgrove has maintained its detached single dwelling houses, particularly the old Queenslander homes.


Population: Based on the 2011 census, the number of Ashgrove residents is 12,916. The population density is 22.46 persons per hectare. 50.1% were female and 49.9% were male. The median age of the population is 34, which is 3 years younger than the Australian average.

Lifestyles and People:

  • Established Couples and Families – 20.7%
  • Older Couples and Families – 18.6%
  • Maturing Couples and Families – 12.1%
  • Age Median of People – 34 years old

Income ($/weekly): The suburb’s median total household income is $2,083

Employment Profile: As of 2006, 6,229 people living in Ashgrove were employed. 63% worked full-time and 35% part-time.


  • Bus – There are multiple council buses in Ashgrove, including the 350, 352, 372, 379, 380, 381 and 384 (pre-paid and express) that pass along Stewart and Waterworks Roads towards the central business district. Ashgrove is also a stop on the route of the cross-town Great Circle Line (598/599), which links the four major shopping malls of Brisbane.
  • Cycling – there are two major bike paths in Ashgrove providing a pleasant, predominantly flat, off-road and backstreets commuter route to the Royal Brisbane hospital, as well as towards the City Centre through the inner northern bikeway.


Ashgrove is home to the Marist College Ashgrove, which was founded in 1940. Other local schools are Ashgrove State School, St. Finbarr’s Primary School, Mt. St. Michael’s College, and Mater Dei Catholic Primary School.

Clubs and Sports

The GPS Rugby Football Club (popularly known as ‘Jeeps’) is the best known club in Ashgrove and is one of the oldest clubs in the area, dating back to 1887.

Ashgrove is also known for the Valley District Cricket Club and the Ashgrove Lawn Bowls Club.