Stafford Heights is one of Brisbane’s northern suburbs and on higher ground compared to neighbouring Stafford. Other surrounding suburbs are Chermside, McDowall, Chermside South, Kedron, and Chermside West. It is 9 kilometres north of Brisbane CBD.

The residents of this post-war suburb enjoy walking and cycling paths through a network of parks and green spaces along Downfall Creek and connecting to Raven Street Reserve. Popular weekend spots are the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre for picnics and hip cafes.

Shoppers can drop by the suburb’s main precinct located around the intersection of Rode and Appleby roads or smaller shopping centres on Wilgarning and Farrant Streets. More commercial centres are just outside the suburb’s borders, such as Flockton Plaza in McDowall and Stafford City shopping centre.

Demographics

Population: 6,780 (2011 census)

Age Median: 38

Family Statistics

  • Married in a Registered Marriage – 3,267 (48.21%)
  • Married in a De Facto Marriage – 677 (10.01%)
  • Not Married – 2,831 (41.78%)

Supply and Demand

  • Current Vacancy Rate – 0.96%
  • Rental Stock Available – 27
  • Rental Population – 24.90%

Median House Price: $589,000

Median Rent (Weekly)

  • Suburb’s Median Rent – $440 (House), $285 (Unit)

Transport

There are bus bus services connecting Stafford Heights to Brisbane CBD via Appleby and Webster Roads. There are bus services that also connect to Enoggera Trains Station and major shopping centres.

Schools

  • Stafford Heights State School
  • Stafford Heights Primary School
  • Mt. Alvernia College
  • McDowall State School
  • Somerset Hills State School
  • Everton Park State High School