Chapel Hill, Queensland

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Chapel Hill
BrisbaneQueensland
Chapel-Hill-Uniting-Church-Brisbane.jpg
Primitve Methodist chapel built in 1875
Chapel Hill is located in Queensland
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
Coordinates 27°29′58″S 152°56′58″E / 27.49944°S 152.94944°E / -27.49944; 152.94944Coordinates: 27°29′58″S 152°56′58″E / 27.49944°S 152.94944°E / -27.49944; 152.94944
Population 10,168 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,883/km2 (4,880/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4069
Area 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Walter Taylor Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Chapel Hill:
Mount Coot-tha Mount Coot-tha Mount Coot-tha
Kenmore Hills Chapel Hill Indooroopilly
Kenmore Fig Tree Pocket Indooroopilly

Chapel Hill is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia which is located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. It is primarily a residential suburb, consisting of mostly detached housing. There has been a trend towards townhouse and small lot developments during the last decade. Chapel Hill is currently undergoing a 'major suburban renovation', with many of the original houses (built in the 1970s to 1990s) being demolished or renovated to make way for newer houses, or lot divisions. Currently, there are no apartment buildings in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill has a large amount of bushland in and around the suburb including Mount Coot-tha.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Chapel Hill is 10,168, 51.3% female and 48.7% male.

The median/average age of the Chapel Hill population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.

65.5% of people living in Chapel Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.5%, South Africa 3.4%, New Zealand 2.7%, Malaysia 1.3%, China 1.2%.

82.8% of people speak English as their first language 2.5% Mandarin, 1.5% Cantonese, 1% Spanish, 0.7% French, 0.6% Afrikaans.


Transport[edit]

Moggill Road is the major road through Chapel Hill connecting it to the suburbs of Indooroopilly to the east, and Kenmore to the west. The Western Freeway allows quick access to the suburb from around Brisbane. There are also the four bus routes, the 425, the 426, the 427 and the 428 that lead through a major part of Chapel Hill; with the 425 goes into Indooroopilly shopping centre and Toowong Village, continuing into the Brisbane CBD. The 426 is an express bus that only goes through Chapel Hill, and then goes straight to the CBD via the Western Freeway (M5).

Attractions[edit]

There are no major shopping centres in Chapel Hill, but there are two small ones on Moggill Road and Fleming Road.

The only church in Chapel Hill is Chapel Hill Uniting Church located on the hill on the corner of Moggill Road and Chapel Hill Road. The church hall was originally a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1875, and the suburb takes its name from this chapel on the hill. There is a small cemetery beside the church. The Chapel Hill State School hall is sometimes used for numerous events such as local, state and federal elections and weekly church services.

Education[edit]

There is a state primary school, Chapel Hill State School. The nearest state high schools are at Indooroopilly and Kenmore. There are no private schools in Chapel Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chapel Hill (Queensland)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Walter Taylor Ward. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved on 28 December 2012.

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