Families Are Changing The Face Of West End

Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018

More families than ever are flocking to West End, drawn by an increase in quality inner-city apartments offering low maintenance urban living opportunities, while being close to leading educational facilities like Brisbane State High School, along with another four leading primary and secondary schools within a 2km radius.

The suburb and surrounding inner-city areas have recorded strong growth in couples and families, with West End experiencing a 2.9 per cent increase in couples with young children and Inner Brisbane experiencing a 1 per cent increase between 2011 and 2016, according to the Urbis Shifting Demographics and Investment report.

The number of 10 to 14-year-old children living in West End has increased by 1.6 per cent, the number of high school students has increased by 3.7 per cent and parents aged between 40 and 54 have increased by 1.3 per cent within the same time period.

Along with proximity to the Brisbane River, South Bank and the Cultural Precinct; West End is fast becoming one of Brisbane’s most family friendly suburbs thanks to convenient public transport and some of the city’s best dining, retail and entertainment venues.

The suburb is set to become an even more desirable place to live, thanks to its proximity to the $11.4 billion worth of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, including the Brisbane Metro, Cross River Rail, Queen’s Wharf and Brisbane Live.

Source: Urbis Market Drivers Report - June 2018.