Tingalpa is a suburb of Brisbane, located 10 km east of the central business district. It is bounded by Belmont, Cannon Hill, Hemmant and Manly West.

The origin of the suburb’s name may have been derived from Tingalpa Creek, which is located 5 km east, or came from the Turrubal words tangul (plant for stupefying fish) and pa (place).

Though it is not a suburb of Redlands, Tingalpa is just a short drive via New Cleveland Road to Redlands. Housing is cheaper and as a bonus, acreage is available in Chandler for those who are fond of horses.

Older style homes constructed in the post war era, particularly weatherboard and chamferboard post war cottages, can be found throughout Tingalpa. The new estates built in the area mostly consist of low set and high set brick and tile homes. Originally, the land now being developed into residential areas was dedicated to small farms and semi-industrial developments.

The most recent developments happened in the past five years.

Key Demographic Data

Population – There were 8,539 residents in Tingalpa, according to the 2011 Census.

Age Profile – The average age of the population was 35 years old, two years younger than the Australian average.

Social Marital Status – 47.7% of the people are married; 34.9% have never been married; 10.7% are divorced; and 3.3% are single. The average household size is 2.6.

Employment – 65.8% of residents over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time; and 24.3% are working part time. The unemployment rate is 4.6%.

The primary occupations of residents are 18.8% clerical and administrative employees; 18.4% professionals; 14.8% technicians and trades workers; 10.8% labourers; 10.4% managers; 8.9% sales workers; 8.3% community and personal service workers; and more.

The major industries people are working in are 12.2% manufacturing, 11.1% health care and social assistance; 10.0% retail trade; 8.1% construction; 7.2% transport, postal and warehousing; 7.1% professional, scientific and technical services; 7.1% public administration and safety; 7.0% education and training; and 5.0% wholesale trade.

Income Profile – The median household income per week is $1,474.


There are two small shopping centres in the suburb: Twin Parks Shopping Centre on Wynnum Road and another on Belmont Road. In addition, it is only a 10 minute drive to two large shopping centres Wynnum Plaza and Carindale Shopping Centre. One of the first Masters Home Improvement retail stores in Queensland was opened in Tingalpa in 2011. It is located at the intersection of Wynnym Road and New Cleveland Road.


Several parks and bushland can be found in Tingalpa. Meadowlands Park and Minnippi Park are less than four minutes away by car. Moreton Bay Sports Club is located at Carmichael Park adjacent to Bulimba Creek. Cricket and Brisbane Premier League matches are held at this venue. Kianawah Park, the suburb’s oldest park, offers a range of facilities.

Tingalpa has one school – a primary school – the Tingalpa State School. But many other schools are easily accessible in neighbouring suburbs.

Commuting is no problem at all. The Murarrie railway is close to Tingalpa. Locals can also access several bus routes from Tingalpa to nearby suburbs.

Living in Tingalpa is great because you have the benefit in being close to Brisbane city without experiencing the hustle and bustle of city living. The city is just 15 minutes away, and the bayside area (Wynnum/Manly) in the opposite direction is just 5 minutes away.

Tingalpa is the perfect location for your home without the hefty price tag associated with inner city and Bay Area living.

PJS Accountants has more than 30 years experience with local Tingalpa businesses. The team at PJS Accountants has a fantastic connection with local residents, investors, business owners and in depth local knowledge and track record of helping local Tingalpa businesses giving them the confidence and expertise to offer additional value and service. For more information about how PJS Accountants can assist with your accounting needs in Tingalpa please contact PJS Accountants today.

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