Bald Hills is one of the suburbs which people in the northern part of Brisbane find to be quite easy to live in. If you want to get to the Sunshine Coast, you can be there in just 20 minutes and it is also a mere 20 kilometres away from the central of Brisbane. Because of the two small hills located at the floor of the South Pine River, the name of Bald Hills came to be.
This suburb was a picture of a mixed farming and soldier settlement for a time. In the year 1886, this area started to become well-known to residents as land sales around Bald Hills railway station started during this time. The rural feel is still very much evident up until the later part of the 1950s.
The population of Bald Hills number to 5,965 as reflected in the 2011 census. This area comes with a population density of about 491 persons for every square kilometre. It was noted that the females comprise the majority that is 51.3% and the males come at 48.7%. Residents have a median age of 35 years old which when compared to the Australian median is about 2 years younger.
- Income ($/weekly): For an individual’s median income, Bald Hills comes with a weekly rate of $655. Its average household has a median income of$1,391 weekly.
- Employment: The labour force, those identified to be employed and are above 15 years of age, shows that 60.5% have full time jobs while those with part time jobs come at a percentage of 28.6%. Bald Hills has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.
- Lifestyles and People (top 5): If you break down the population of this particular suburb according to the different lifestyle, the result will be that there are 21.9% Older Couples and Families; 18.4% Established Couples and Families; 15.4% Maturing Couples and Families; 10.0% with Older Independence; and 7.7% Elderly Couples.
There is no doubt that one can easily access public transport in Bald Hills as this suburb is crossed by both the northern end of Gateway motorway and Gympie Road. Public bus is also made available with the southern end of the Bruce Highway easily accessible in this area. With the presence of the Bald Hills railway station, it is quite obvious that commuters have access to train services as well. There are regular Queensland Rail City network services with some routes going to Brisbane and Ipswich or to Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.
Education in Bald Hills is never secondary with quality institutions to choose from. If you are looking for a local catchment school, there is the Bald Hills State School. Other than the residents, enrollment is also open for out-of-catchment applicants. Some residents also find St. Paul’s School as a great option. It is an Anglican co-educational school which comes with offers for pre-prep education until Year 12.
As a suburb, Bald Hills has a wide offering of parks and reserves whereby many residents and visitors can enjoy the feel of nature. Social clubs are also accessible in this suburb, if this is your idea of relaxation. Kids would be thrilled to find skating rinks around the area of Brighton Park. Other than churches, shops and other structures and amenities in Bald Hills, this is also where you will find the center for training and breeding of Guard Dogs for Queensland’s Blind Association.