The Eastern group of suburbs come with several different offerings and in the case of Burbank, you are likely to find a rural-suburban kind of feel.  As a major part of its history has something to do with farming, dairying and timber-cutting, you are most likely to find reminders of rural living.

For a time, until 1976 that is, this suburb has been known as Upper Tingalpa.  Perhaps it has a lot to do with the fact that its eastern boundary is the Tingalpa Creek. Its name however was obviously taken from Alfred Burbank who was a surveyor and who became quite a figure after settling into this suburb in 1890.  Burbank belongs to the federal electorate of Bonner.


The total population according to the 2011 census conducted for Burbank yielded a result of 1,137.  The female residents of this suburb comprise the 50.9%.  Male residents have a percentage of 49.1%.  The median age of the residents here is 44 years.    

  • Income ($/weekly):  An average person living in Burbank has a median income of $701 each week.  As for the average household in this suburb, there is a recorded median income of $1,883 weekly.    
  • Employment: Burbank’s unemployment rate is 3.2% back in the year 2011.  Those who are employed or identified to be part of the labour force showed full time and part time employment.  About 57.0% of them have full time works while those with part time works are 33.1%.    
  • Lifestyles and People (top 5):  The lifestyles of residents in Burbank are broken down into the following percentages: Older Couples & Families – 32.6%; Established Couples & Families – 16.1%; Elderly Families – 13.8%; Elderly Couples – 7.3%; Maturing Couples & Families – 7.0%


Public transportation in Burbank is not nearly as popular as with the private vehicles.  Although there is access to bus, majority of the people in this suburb opt to driving their own vehicles in going to work and even around the area.  If you compare the rate of those driving their own vehicles on their way to work in Burbank with those in Brisbane’s CBD, data would show that the former is higher than the latter.  


Burbank has no local state school if this is what you are looking for.  This however, is not reason to be disappointed as there are several other options when it comes to addressing the educational needs of its residents.  On top of the list there is Sinai College which is a Jewish co-educational P-7 school and it opened in 1990.  Mount Petrie State School in McKenzie is also where many kids go to as it is the closest public primary school.  Secondary education can be pursued at Mansfield State High School or the Redeemer Lutheran College in Rochedale.