East Brisbane, Queensland

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East Brisbane
BrisbaneQueensland
Mowbray Park tree.jpg
Mowbray Park in East Brisbane
Population 5,598 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4169[2]
Area 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)[3]
Location 2.5 km (2 mi) SE of Brisbane CBD[4]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(East Brisbane Ward)
State electorate(s) South Brisbane
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around East Brisbane:
Kangaroo Point New Farm New Farm
Woolloongabba East Brisbane Norman Park
Greenslopes Greenslopes Coorparoo

East Brisbane is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia, located 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) south-east of the CBD. It is mostly residential, with some small commercial areas,[3] and has many original Queenslander houses.[5]

History[edit]

The significant housing areas in East Brisbane were founded during the Brisbane property boom of the 1880s. For example, one such development was the Heathfield Estate, which was released in 1886.

Mowbray Park, a large riverside park, was until the 1930s, the site of a public swimming pool built into the river.

Until 13 April 1969 electric trams operated by the Brisbane City Council served the suburb, running along Stanley Street from Woolloongabba, into Lisburn, Elfin and Latrobe Street and thence into Lytton Road, and on to Bulimba. Trolley-buses, also operated by the City Council operated along Stanley Street until March

Geography[edit]

Looking north-west from Mowbray Park in East Brisbane towards Kangaroo Point and the CBD

East Brisbane is bounded by the Brisbane River to the north, Norman Park to the east, Coorparoo to the south-east, Woolloongabba to the south-west, and Kangaroo Point to the north-west. The border between Norman Park and most of Coorparoo follows Norman Creek.[3]

Major roads include Lytton Road, Wellington Road, and Latrobe Street in the north, and Vulture Street and Stanley Street in the south of the suburb. The eastern side of the suburb rises to a small hill with some views over Woolloongabba and the CBD and falls away to Norman Creek.

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 Census recorded 5,598 residents in East Brisbane, of whom 54.9% were male and 45.1% were female. The median age of the population was 31; six years younger than the Australian median.[1]

61.3% of people living in East Brisbane were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other most common countries of birth were New Zealand (4.5%), England (3.1%), India (2.1%), South Korea (1.4%), and Ireland (0.9%). 72.5% of people only spoke English at home, while the next most commonly spoken languages were Mandarin (1.4%), Korean (1.3%), Italian (1%), Greek (1%), and Cantonese (0.9%).[1]

The most common religious affiliation was 'No Religion' (26.6%), followed by Catholic (23%), Anglican (15%), Uniting Church (3.8%) and Eastern Orthodox (2.3%).[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Major landmarks in East Brisbane include Mowbray Park, Heath Park, and Anglican Church Grammar School.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

East Brisbane has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Sport[edit]

The suburb is home to Eastern Suburbs FC, who play at Heath Park in the Brisbane Premier League.

Transport[edit]

Public transport to the suburb is now predominantly provided by regular bus services and frequent CityCat services, which leave from Mowbray Park. The suburb is also an easy walk from the Woolloongabba bus station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "East Brisbane, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics. "East Brisbane". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Centre for the Government of Queensland. "East Brisbane". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Secret history of Brisbane's suburbs from A to Z". The Courier Mail. News Ltd. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kitawah (entry 15798)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eskgrove (entry 14962)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "La Trobe (entry 14963)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial (entry 14964)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hanworth Home for the Aged (entry 15801)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church Group (entry 15983)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hester Villa (entry 14965)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Classic Cinema (entry 17027)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "St Paul's Anglican Church and Columbarium (entry 34898 )". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "East Brisbane State School (entry 16239)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 27°28′55″S 153°03′04″E / 27.482°S 153.051°E / -27.482; 153.051