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Moreton Bay, Queensland
|Location||35 km (22 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
The name is derived from the Aboriginal word burpengar, meaning the "place of the green wattle".
Burpengary Creek is the suburb's main waterway.
The suburb of Burpengary was initially founded as a large truckstop due to its strategic location on the M1 north of Brisbane. Burpengary is still home to a functional truck weigh-bridge.
Burpengary is a predominantly blue-collar suburb with a significant proportion of the population directly employed in a labouring or trade-related jobs.
However, with expanding planned communities, easy access to the M1 and council approving plans for mini city initiatives, more and more families are moving to the locality including those in the professions. This is fuelling economic growth with the expansion of the shopping precinct, local services and increasing pressure on the local transport infrastructure since 2005.
Burpengary is also home to the Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre which houses a 50m Olympic pool, a 25m warm up pool, aqua aerobics, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnasium, cafe, barbecues and landscaped settings and enclosed children's play areas.
In the 2011 Census the population of Burpengary was 12,963, with 50.7% females and 49.3% males.
The median/average age of the Burpengary population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.
79.8% of people living in Burpengary were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 4.3%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%, South Africa 0.5%.
92.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% Samoan, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Hindi.
Burpengary has three primary schools: Burpengary State School, St Eugene College and Burpengary Meadows State School. Burpengary State School was established in 1876.
For senior schooling, Burpengary falls within the catchment area of Narangba Valley State High School. In 2008 St Eugene College, Burpengary's first high school, was opened.
Burpengary railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. Burpengary is linked regionally by Kangaroo Bus Lines which operate services primarily to Redcliffe and Caboolture.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Burpengary (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Burpengary". Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- History of our towns | Moreton Bay Regional Council
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