Sitting beside the Brisbane River and Hamilton Reach, Hamilton, is one of Brisbane’s inner suburb. It is situated about 5 kilometres from the CBD and is bordered by Ascot and Eagle Farm. One artery, Kingsford Smith Drive runs through the middle of the suburb going to the city.
The suburb is widely known for its Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal and Northshore Hamilton: housing a wide range of fine dining and several other shops. The suburb boasts terrific riverside views with its modern and world class restaurants.
Looking into localstats.com.au, Hamilton had a total population of 4,721 based on the 2011 census. The total percentage of the population comprises 50.4% females and 49.6% males, with a median age of 39 years old – 2 years above the Australian median age at the time.
- Income ($/weekly): An individual living in Hamilton earns about $948 per week on average. The average household income, on the other hand, is $1,849 per week.
- Employment: The labour force of Hamilton consists of 67.2% full-time workers and 24.9% part-time workers with a recorded unemployment rate of 3.9%.
- Lifestyle and People (Top 5): The biggest percentage of people living in Hamilton is includes Maturing & Established Independence (20.0%); followed by Independent Youth (17.7%); Older Couples & Families (13.2%); Older Independence (12.3%); and Established Couples & Families (11.5%).
Given its close proximity to the river and the CBD, the suburb is spoilt with commuting choices. The suburb is connected by CityCat services through the Bretts Wharf and the Northshore Hamilton Terminal. Aside from commuting by the river, there are multiple bus stops servicing the suburb. Namely, bus routes 300, 301, 302, 303 and 305 pass frequently through the Racecourse Road and Kingsford Smith Drive, granting easy access to the CBD.
Hamilton State School located on the eastern end of the suburb caters to students from Prep to Year 6. Similarly, Ascot State School is located close by and cater to students from Prep to Year 6. Other noteworthy schools located nearby includes St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and St Agatha’s Primary School.