What are the richest suburbs in Brisbane and in QLD?

Today we are looking at the richest suburbs in QLD. To gauge which suburbs are the wealthiest we have handpicked a number of major suburbs in metropolitan Brisbane and regional QLD.

How do we measure the wealthiest suburbs?

Brisbane richest suburb, lets find out which one! To understand which suburbs re the richest we have used the earnings per week data. In this instance we have measured percentage of people earning over $3,000 per week compared to overall population of the suburb. This means that the higher the percentage of people earning over $3,000 the wealthier we believe the suburb becomes.

What is the richest suburb in Brisbane?

We have handpicked a number of major suburbs, and out of all the suburbs we looked at Hawthorne as a clear leader. This means Hawthorne is by far the wealthiest suburb in Brisbane and QLD. For example, Hawthorne has over 26% of the population earning above $3,000 per week. This indicates to us majority of people in this suburb are high income earners.

Brisbane is the city that is still evolving. Which suburb in the richest suburb in Brisbane's?
Brisbane is the city that is still evolving. Which suburb in the richest suburb in Brisbane’s?

What is the poorest suburb in Brisbane?

We have handpicked a number of major suburbs, and out of all the suburbs we looked at Strathpine as a clear underperformer. This means Strathpine is by far the poorest suburb in Brisbane and QLD among the suburbs we picked. For example, Strathpine has just over 2.8% of the population earning above $3,000 per week. This indicates to us majority of people in this suburbs are low income earners.

What is the list of the suburbs by wealth?

The suburbs listed by wealth are as follows:

  1. Hawthorne with 26%
  2. Ascot with 25%
  3. Gladstone with 21%
  4. Teneriffe with 20%
  5. Noosa with almost 18%
  6. Cairns with 16%
  7. Townsville with 12%
  8. Mooloolaba with almost 11% (Sunshine Coast)
  9. Mackay with 8.5%
  10. Southport, Mount Gravatt and Logan all with 6%
  11. Toowoomba and Bundaberg with 5%
  12. Ipswich with just under 5%
  13. Redcliffe with 4.9%
  14. Strathpine with 2.8%
Brisbane richest suburbs. Also Brisbane's not so rich suburbs. Looks like Hawthorne took the first spot.
Brisbane richest suburbs. Also Brisbane’s not so rich suburbs. Looks like Hawthorne took the first spot.

Methodology

To compare suburbs by wealth we have aimed to pick a suburb that is representative of a wider area. By this we mean a central hub within a wider area. For example, we believe that Mooloolaba is representative of Sunshine. Strathpine is a representative of the North Brisbane area and so on.

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