The list of Western suburbs in Brisbane includes the suburb of Bardon. Its original name was actually ‘Upper Paddington’ however, in 1925 the Ithaca Town Council defined this area and renamed it. The inspiration came from the villa built in 1863 by Joshua Jeays. To date, this villa form part of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School campus which is popularly referred to as ‘The Drive’.
Visiting Bardon might give you that countryside feel, with its leafy residential characteristic. This is because it is an inner suburb and is nestled into the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Bardon is part of the federal electorate of Ryan.
Bardon has a total population of 9, 256. This is according to the 2011 census conducted for suburbs. Females comprise the 52.8% of the total population while males comprise of the 47.2%. Recorded median age of residents back then was 36 years old.
- Income ($/weekly): There is a notable $879 per week median income for an average individual in Bardon. The household median income for the week is noted to be $2,287.
- Employment: The unemployment rate recorded in the 2011 census resulted to 3.7%. All listed workers if classified into the kind of employment will reflect a 59.9% full-time employment and 31.0% part-time employment.
- Lifestyles and People (Top 5): The listed lifestyles of Bardon residents resulted to these: Established Couples and Families – 20.2%; Older Couples and Families – 18.7%; Maturing Couples and Families – 15.6%; Maturing and Established Independence – 10.6%; and Independent Youth – 8.8%.
When it comes to public transportation, it is safe to say that Bardon is well served by many Brisbane Transport bus services. This includes the 385 BUZ service and also the cross-town Great Circle Line. There are several all-stops services to the city too. Before the year 1968, Bardon was serviced by a tram line ending at Morgan Terrace. The bus route has then been extended from Morgan Terrace which moves past the Bardon State School ending at Carwoola Street. Bardon has three major roads from the west and north converging on Macgregor Terrace. This is in addition to two major roads from the east and south which as expected actually results to traffic congestion during peak periods.
Education is without a doubt one of the areas addressed effectively in Bardon. Residents often opt to send their kids to the local catchment school which is the Rainworth State School. This is located at the Boundary Road. Others, however, also find it a good option to check out schools like the St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, the Bardon State School and/or the Ithaca Creek State School.
There is much you can do and go to when you are within the area of Bardon. You are most likely to find parks and reserves. Bardon House, which is a Gothic stone pile is in fact listed on Queensland heritage register. This should be something to look forward to if you like the outdoors. Macgregor Terrace also comes with quite a selection of shops, restaurants and a small neighbourhood convenience center.
Bardon is home to a number of sports teams and clubs. What is also noteworthy is that it is home to the famed Bardon Bowls Club which has been in existence since 1948.