Located about 14km directly north of the Brisbane CBD Carseldine is a mixture of residential housing and various rural land holdings. As a result of the suburb’s rapid population growth, the area’s rural land is coming under increasing pressure from the outer urban sprawl and is quickly being converted to residential land.
The adjoining suburb of Aspley boasts retail services and facilities for Carseldine residents including the Hypermarket, a Home Base Centre and numerous restaurants and convenience stores. Slightly further away Strathpine also provides industrial services plus the recently expanded Westfield Shoppingtown Strathpine, which incorporates a cinema complex, games arcade and tenpin bowl.
Carseldine is well serviced by public transport with easy access to both bus and rail (Carseldine Station) services providing direct access into the heart of Brisbane. In addition, the main northern highway runs through the area, while access to the Gateway Motorway is about five minutes away providing a quick trip of about 15 minutes by car to both the international and domestic airports.
According to the 2001 Census there were 6,157 people living in the suburb with a median age of 43. The median individual income was between $300 and $399 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 75% were either fully owned or being purchased; 20% were being rented.