In the 2001 census, over 43% of households in this area comprise couples with children, 39% are couples without children and 15% are single parent families. Stand alone houses account for 90% of all dwellings in this area, and units/apartments account for a further 5%. Queenslander style architecture, wide streets and well established gardens mean Hendra is regarded by locals as a pleasant and relaxing suburb to live in. The median house price in Hendra for the 2004 calendar year was AU$495,000. The median unit/apartment price for the same period was AU$407,900. According to the 2001 census there were 3,480 people living in the suburb with a median age of 39. The median individual income was between $400 and $499 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 73% were either fully owned or being purchased; 22% were being rented.
Hendra is home to an abundance of restaurants and eateries of all price ranges, including local cafés, take-aways and pubs. Toombul Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping mall, but there are a plentitude of local shops on Junction Road and on Sandgate Road.
As with its neighbouring suburbs Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community. The local school; (Hendra Secondary College) is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.
Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the C.B.D. easy for Hendra residents.
Brisbane’s domestic and international airports are just as easily accessible by car or the new AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.
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