Bulimba offers a mix of village charm and contemporary elegance. The suburb is located east of Brisbane and is 4 kilometres north-east of the CBD, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. The suburb is bounded by Balmoral, East Brisbane, Hawthorne and Morningside.
Bulimba is easily one of Brisbane’s sought after neighbourhood with its closeness to the river, great parks, a wide range of cafes and restaurants, a heritage-listed school and a classic cinema. Oxford Street stretches across the middle of the suburb, littered by fashion boutiques and cafes, is a hubbub of activity during the day with multiple establishments backed by layers of history and interesting stories to tell.
Bulimba has a total population of 5,941 as shown by the 2011 census. It comprises 50.2% females and 49.8% males. The suburb’s residents had a median age of 36 years old, 1 year below the Australian median age at the time.
- Income ($/weekly): The median household income is $2,410 a week. The individual median income, on the other hand, is $1,054 a week.
- Employment: 70.5% of the residents of Bulimba who qualified as part of the labour force was employed full time, 21.6% were working on a part-time basis. The suburb has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.
- Lifestyles and People (Top 5): Maturing & Established Independence make up the largest percentage of people living in Bulimba (18.9%); followed by Established Couples & Families (16.9%); Independent Youth (13.8%); Older Couples & Families (12.3%).
Bulimba is serviced by Brisbane’s Transport buses on route 230, P231 and 232, making it easy to go in and out of the suburb especially its short distance to the city (4 km). Another option is to take a relaxing CityCat ride to and fro the city; one ferry terminal is located in the east part of Bulimba on Oxford Street and another is up north on Apollo Road.
Bulimba SS, a heritage-listed state school caters to students from Prep to Year 7. The school boasts its quality educational programs that provide opportunities for students to be innovative whilst being confident and capable learners. Another option is St Peter and Paul’s School which caters to students from Prep to Year 7; or go to Balmoral State High School for a secondary school.
The suburb is home to a huge variety of shops, chic cafes, fashionable boutiques, great parks with special off-leash areas for dogs and a classic old cinema. Oxford Street is considered the heart of the suburb and is more than just a great place to meet and get good coffee and fine food; it is more of a heritage trail with its eye-catching colonial cottages and heritage listed establishments. Bulimba has everything you need – good food, great shops, entertainment and fun for the whole family.