Head out west to the Darling Downs & Maranoa if you‘re looking to live in Queensland’s safest region for property crime.

There is no longer a northside/southside debate. Brisbane’s western suburbs are the safest with 33% marked “lower than average risk” extending from north-west suburbs such as The Gap to Moggill in the south-west, via Indooroopilly and the Centenary Suburbs.

The Sunshine Coast has a higher proportion of “lower than average risk” suburbs (27%) compared to the Gold Coast which does not have any.

Cairns has a higher proportion of “lower than average risk” suburbs (38%) compared to Townsville (13%).

Mackay has a higher proportion of “lower than average risk” suburbs (20%) compared to Rockhampton (17%).

Brisbane

Top 5 regions – Brisbane (% of suburbs that are lower than average risk):

  • Moreton Bay – 36%
  • Brisbane – West – 33%
  • Redlands – 22%
  • Brisbane – East – 21%
  • Logan – 10%

Top 5 postcodes: 

  • 4055 – Ferny Hills, Bunya – State rank #25
  • 4514 – Woodford, D’Aguilar, Delaneys Creek – State rank #30
  • 4520 – Samford Valley, Samford Village, Armstrong Creek – State rank #32
  • 4070 – Anstead, Bellbowrie, Moggill – State rank #34
  • 4021 –  Dayboro, Ocean View, Mount Mee – State rank #36

Regional QLD

Top 5 regions (% of suburbs that are lower than average risk):

  • Darling Downs & Maranoa (including Southern Downs, St George, Roma) – 48%
  • Fitzroy (Central Queensland including parts of Gladstone, Central Highlands) – 36%
  • Cairns Region – 38%
  • Queensland – Outback (including Barcaldine, Blackall, Cloncurry) – 33%
  • Wide Bay (including Gympie, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg) – 32%

Top 5 postcodes:

  • 4876 – Bamaga, Seisia, New Mapoon – State rank #1
  • 4382 – Ballandean and Wyberba – State rank #2
  • 4480 – Quilpie, Eromanga – State rank #3
  • 4454 – Injune, Beilba, Baffle West – State rank #4
  • 4716 – Thangool, Lawgi Dawes – State rank #5
Brett Warren
About Brett Warren
Brett Warren is Director of Metropole Properties Brisbane and uses his 13 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their build their wealth through property.
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