Hawthorne boasts of riverside views and tree-lined streets, and is just a  off the CBD. The suburb is situated 3 kilometres from the Brisbane central business district. It is bordered by Bulimba and Balmoral to the north, Morningside and Norman Park to the east and south, respectively.

Hawthorne residents’ public transport choices include buses, a nearby railway station and a ferry service. The suburb is marked by the Brisbane River to the west and a major artery, Riding Road to the east, allowing easy access to and fro the suburb.


Population: Hawthorne has a total population of 4,755 as per the 2011 census. 50.5% of which are females and 49.5% are males. The median age of Hawthorne residents is 33 years old – 4 years below the Australian age median.

Lifestyle and People (Top 5):

  • Maturing & Established Independence – 18.4%
  • Established Couples & Families – 16.8%
  • Independent Youth – 15.7%
  • Older Couples & Families – 14.2%
  • Maturing Couples & Families – 12.5%.

Income ($/weekly): An individual living in Hawthorne has a weekly median income of $970. The median household income, on the other hand, is $2,101 per week.
Employment Profile: Of the people qualified to be part of the labour force, 66.8% are full-time workers and 25.1% part-time workers. Hawthorne has a recorded unemployment rate of 4.0%


  • Bus – Bus routes 230 and 232 allows Hawthorne residents quick access to the CBD, Bulimba, Woolloongabba and other nearby suburbs in mere minutes.
  • Train – The nearby railway station at Morningside grants another option for commuters going to the CBD or other areas. It is about 2 kilometres away from Hawthorne and is linked to the Cleveland line.
  • Ferry – With the suburb sitting next to the Brisbane River, its residents has the option to commute by CityCat service. The historical Hawthorne ferry wharf provides ferry services to the CBD and other suburbs linked to the CityCat network.


Hawthorne has one school within its area – Lourdes Hill College, an all-girls independent school which caters to students from Year 7  to Year 12. Although the suburb only hosts a secondary school, the Morningside State School and Sts Peter and Paul’s School, which cater to students from Prep to Year 7, are both close by.

Clubs and Sports

In the middle of Hawthorne Park lies the Morningside Panthers social and community club. It offers gaming, dining and entertainment. There are multiple shops, boutiques and restaurants all over the suburb as well and numerous parks for families to have fun and relax under the sun. Hawthorne is home to one of the oldest cinema complex in Brisbane – the Hawthorne Cinema complex located on Hawthorne Road.