Wilston, is located approximately three kilometres from the Brisbane central business district, and is a mixture of old and the new styles of architecture, from workers cottages to modern architect-designed homes on Wilston Hill.
Wilston is home to many professionals, including many medical professionals, due to its inner city location, proximity to the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and views of the city that are available from more elevated streets.
In recent years, the area has been transformed by the revamping of Kedron Brook Road, an early pre-cursor to the City Councils urban renewal process that was to roll out across much of inner Brisbane. This has seen a vibrant hub of al-fresco dining evolve, which in turn has increased the popularity of the area and led to a significant increase in the cost of housing in recent years.
Residents are also well serviced by public transport (Wilston train station and regular bus routes) and leisure parks and walkways running alongside Enoggera Creek. The area is also close to local sporting grounds such as Downey Park and Ballymore Stadium.
According to the 2001 Census there were 3,311 people living in the suburb with a median age of 33. The median individual income was between $500 and $599 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 60% were either fully owned or being purchased; 35% were being rented.