Albion

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The group of northern suburbs of Brisbane includes Albion, which is an inner north-eastern suburb. It is about 5 kilometres from the CBD and belongs to the electorate of Brisbane. Boundaries around it include Ascot in the east, Windsor to the west, Wooloowin in the north, and Newstead in the south.

Going around and about Albion, you are likely to enjoy looking at the different housing styles. There are the modern brick houses, the unit blocks and even the old cottages which were homes to former workers. The name of Albion was coined from the Albion Hotel. It was built by Thomas Hayseldon where they said that England’s white cliffs were his inspiration for its name.

Demographics

Census conducted in the year 2011 yielded data showing Albion residents numbering to 1,986. Its population density is about 17.04 persons per hectare. There were 48.4% females and 51.6% males. The median age of the population reflected that it was 33 years old which was about 4 years younger than the average Australian.

Income ($/weekly): The median weekly income of an individual in Albion is $819. On the other hand, an average household has a weekly median income of $1,493.

Employment: Of the total number of employed residents of Albion in 2011, 65.2% have full time employment while 24.6% have part time employment. Albion has an unemployment rate is 4.7%.

Lifestyles and People (top 5): The lifestyles demographics of residents in Albion reflect the percentage of 24.9% being Independent Youth, 21.3% being Maturing & Established Independence, 10.6% being Elderly Singles, 10.4% being Older Independence, and 10.0% being Established Couples & Families.

Transportation

Public transport in Albion includes train service. Albion railway station on the Queensland Railway Citytrain network has lines on the Airport, Doomben, Caboolture, Shorncliffe and Sunshine Coast providing access to services.

If you are one of those who are more inclined to healthier transport options and are looking into cycling, then it should be good news that bike friendly roads in Albion are accessible. Streets which are bike friendly include McLennan street, Wakefield street and Bridge street.

School

Sending your child to school in Albion should point you to the ones in nearby Ascot. St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School down in Petrie street is one of them. Should you look for other options, you may also check out schools in other nearby suburbs.

Amenities

Although Albion is mostly residential, it is also a biggie on the recreational side. Residents could enjoy several parks and sports fields. One of the popular destinations is the Crosby Park when it comes to fun and leisure. Within range are the Allan Border Field, Jack Ross Oval, Brothers Community Sports Club. You can also find several basketball courts, car parks and picnic areas with dog off-leash parks.