Gaythorne, Queensland

Gaythorne is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Gaythorne had a population of 3023 people.[4]


Gaythorne is located seven kilometres north-west of the Brisbane central business district. It is bounded to the north by Kedron Brook.[5] Gaythorne is situated on the slopes of Enoggera Hill. It shares some streets with the neighbouring suburb of Mitchelton. In the late 1990s it was split from Enoggera, a much larger suburb and they continue to share a postcode. It is a leafy, residential suburb with the dominant architectural style being "Queenslander" architecture. It adjoins the Enoggera Barracks and many of its streets are named after World War I sites.

Public transport facilities include Gaythorne railway station on the Ferny Grove - City line.


The suburb takes its name from a property in the area owned by Howard Bliss.[3][6]

In April 1921, "Gaythorne & Rangeview Estates" made up of 53 allotments were advertised to be auctioned by Cameron Bros. A map advertising the auction states the Estates were close to Rifle Range railway station (which was renamed Gaythorne railway station in 1923).[7][8][9]

All Souls' Anglican church was dedicated on 26 March 1961 by Archbishop Halse and consecrated on 9 March 1975 by Archbishop Arnott. Its closure was approved circa 1986.[10]


There are no schools in Gaythorne but primary and secondary schools are available in neighbouring suburbs Mitchelton and Enoggera.[5]


In the 2011 census, Gaythorne recorded a population of 2,655 people, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.

The median age of the Gaythorne population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian median.

80.2% of people living in Gaythorne were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 2.4%, New Zealand 2.2%, India 1.5%, Nepal 0.6%, Philippines 0.5%.

88.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1% Cantonese, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Punjabi, 0.6% Nepali.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gaythorne (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Enoggera Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Gaythorne - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44258)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gaythorne (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ "MR. H. S. BLISS". The Week. XCVIII, (2, 535). Queensland, Australia. 25 July 1924. p. 10. Retrieved 23 April 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Advertising". Daily Standard (2584). Queensland, Australia. 13 April 1921. p. 6 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 25 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Gaythorne & Rangeview Estates". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Railway Station Renamed". The Brisbane Courier (20, 437). Queensland, Australia. 24 July 1923. p. 9. Retrieved 23 April 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Records and Archives Centre, Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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