Auchenflower, Queensland

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Auchenflower
BrisbaneQueensland
Wesley Hospital Bne 2.jpg
Population 5,352 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4066
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Toowong Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Mount Coot-tha
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Auchenflower:
Bardon Paddington Milton
Toowong Auchenflower Milton
Toowong Toowong West End

Auchenflower /ˈɔːkənfl.ər/ is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] It is located 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD bordering the Brisbane River.

History[edit]

Looking southward across the Brisbane River from Auchenflower across Chasely Street to West End around 1910

The area was formerly populated by rural estates, one of which was named 'Auchenflower' by Thomas McIlwraith circa 1880.

Between 1900 and 1962 Auchenflower was served by trams running along Milton Road from Toowong. The services were withdrawn after the disastrous Paddington tram depot fire.

In 1975, the first NightOwl convenience store was opened in the suburb.

In January 2011, Auchenflower experienced flooding as part of the 2010–2011 Queensland floods.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Auchenflower is 5,352, 51% female and 49% male.

The median/average age of the Auchenflower population is 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian average.

69.5% of people living in Auchenflower were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 3.5%, India 1.9%, China 1.7%, United States of America 1%.

80% of people speak English as their first language 2.6% Mandarin, 1.1% Spanish, 1% Cantonese, 0.7% Malayalam, 0.7% Italian.

Heritage listings[edit]

Auchenflower has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Facilities[edit]

The Wesley Hospital is a private hospital located near the Auchenflower train station.

Transport[edit]

By train, the Auchenflower railway station is the second station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street railway station.

By bus, Auchenflower is served by most western suburb bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport.

By road, Auchenflower has two main roads through the suburb, Coronation Drive and Milton Road, both running from the Brisbane CBD towards the western suburbs. As of 2006 the "TransApex" traffic proposal touted by the former Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, involves the construction of a major road tunnel system through Brisbane, including one to run under Toowong, Auchenflower and Milton, possibly along the alignment of Milton Road.

By bicycle, the Bicentennial Bikeway runs along the Brisbane River allowing access to the Brisbane CBD through to Toowong.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Auchenflower (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ Toowong Ward Map
  3. ^ "Auchenflower (entry 46112)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Feeney, Katherine (12 January 2011). "Evacuees 'not ok but trying'". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Raymont Lodge (entry 14826)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Moorlands (entry 14827)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

References[edit]

  1. Clark, Howard R.; Keenan, David R. (1977). Brisbane Tramways - The Last Decade. Transit Press. ISBN 0-909338-01-9.  (Reprinted 1985).
  2. Cole, J.R. (1984). Shaping a City: Greater Brisbane 1925-1985. Brisbane. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°28′32″S 152°59′30″E / 27.47556°S 152.99167°E / -27.47556; 152.99167 (Auchenflower)