Bridgeman Downs, Queensland
|Population||7,455 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
In November 1860 Henry St John Bridgeman bought land bounded by Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Road and Beams Road.
Bridgeman Downs has long been associated with large acreage properties, but these are mostly restricted to the end of Beckett Road and down Bridgeman Road. The majority of Bridgeman Downs, surrounded by Aspley, Albany Creek, McDowall and Carseldine is residential estate, established in the late eighties and early nineties. The resident population is relatively young, however there is a retirement village and a cemetery. Bridgeman Downs includes three large-scale Christian churches; the Bridgeman Baptist Community Church, the Bridgeman Downs Christian Outreach Centre and the C3 Church, while a local community Anglican church exists next to the retirement village on Ridley Road. The area was mostly developed in the 1990s, which can be seen as the majority of houses in the residential estates are quite modern. Many families choose to live in Bridgeman Downs because of the larger homes and generous blocks (plenty big enough for a pool) and proximity to shops such as Pick n Pay Hypermarket at Aspley and various public and private schools.
Shopping villages such as Mcdowall village and Metro on Beckett service the southern part of the suburb. As the Aspley hypermarket services the top half. Major shopping centers that are close include Brookside Shopping Centre, Stafford City Shopping Centre, Aspley hypermarket and Westfield Chermside.
In the 2011 Census the population of Bridgeman Downs is 7,445, 51.2% female and 48.8% male.
The median/average age of the Bridgeman Downs population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.
74.6% of people living in Bridgeman Downs were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 2.4%, India 1.9%, South Africa 1.7%, Fiji 1.2%.
84.1% of people speak English as their first language 2.3% Italian, 1.4% Cantonese, 1.2% Hindi, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.7% Afrikaans.
Buses come at regular intervals, and run throughout the day, Beckett Road being the main corridor.
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- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Bridgeman Downs
- Bridgeman Baptist Community Church - Bridgeman Downs
- "Bridgeman Downs". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008.
- "Bridgeman Downs". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
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