Northgate is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of the Brisbane CBD. The land area comprises industrial and residential areas. Inter war homes can be found on Northgate Hill—elevated land that rises west of the railway station; and post World War II real estate on “the flat”—the large arc of flat land that extends to Moreton Bay at Nudgee Beach with most of the housing stock being post WWII.
In the 2011 census, Northgate recorded a population of 4,304 people; 49.7% female and 50.3% male.
The median age of the Northgate population was 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian median. Children under 15 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.6% of the population.
72.1% of people living in Northgate were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.8%, England 3.1%, India 3%, Philippines 1.1%, China 1.1%.
82.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2% Punjabi, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Tagalog.
Northgate is located in the state seat of Nudgee. Other suburbs in the seat are Virginia, Toombul, Nundah, Nudgee and Banyo.
Northgate railway station is also the junction for the Shorncliffe and North Coast Lines, with frequent services to the City, Shorncliffe and Caboolture and interurban services to Nambour/Gympie. Northgate train station is the branching point were both Shorncliffe and Caboolture trains can be caught, meaning that a lot of express trains stop at Northgate, for passengers making a switch between branches. Brisbane Transport also operates the “306” bus service through this suburb. The railway station was the limit of train service until the line was extended to Sandgate in the late 1880s.
In the 2011 census, 22.6% of employed people traveled to work on public transport and 53.2% by car (either as driver or as passenger).
Northgate holds the Golden Circle processing plant, which is on Earnshaw Road. Golden Circle takes up over a kilometre of length (16.5 Hectares of land) with its factories processing all the Golden Circle foods which are found in stores all around Australia. The Golden Circle factory contained a cafe for visitors to come to, and sample the tastes of Golden Circle, the cafe and factory outlet is now closed as there is one on the southside, in Capalaba.
Northgate State School situated on Amelia street was opened on 27 January 1959. It is often referred to being placed halfway between Northgate and Nundah.
- Steven Bradbury – 2002 winter Olympic gold medal winner.
- Australian singers The Bee Gees were students at Northgate State School. They lived then at Cribb Island which was later demolished to build the Brisbane Airport runway.
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Media related to Northgate, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places:Northgate
- “Northgate”. BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008.
- “Northgate”. Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 14 September 2007.