On the Northside, just 6 km from Brisbane central, Albion (4010) is a mix of various residential styles form small worker’s cottages to large brick homes and high density unit developments. Albion is intersected by a major arterial road linking Brisbane to the outer northern suburbs. The suburb also has many heritage listed properties including the Albion Hotel built in 1866 by Thomas Hayseldon. It also has a harness racing club and greyhound track established in the 1880s. Although previously connected by tram until 1969, Albion is now well serviced by rail.
Albion’s residents tend to be young single professionals or more affluent couples. In 2011, 1900 people lived in Albion, their average age being 33 years. It is also a multicultural suburb with residents also born in India, China or Italy with a host of languages second to English spoken at home, namely, Arabic, Italian, Nepali or Mandarin.