East Brisbane, Queensland

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East Brisbane
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 5,598 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4169
Area 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Brisbane CBD
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 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD. It is predominantly residential, with some original "Queenslander" style homes, but with an increasing number of apartment blocks.

Geography[edit]

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.

The eastern side of the suburb is dominated by the Anglican Church Grammar School and Norman Creek. The Western side the of the suburb is dominated by small industrial warehouses.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of East Brisbane is 5,598, 45.1% female and 54.9% male.

The median/average age of the East Brisbane population is 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian average.

61.3% of people living in East Brisbane were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.5%, England 3.1%, India 2.1%, Korea, Republic of 1.4%, Ireland 0.9%.

72.5% of people speak English as their first language 1.4% Mandarin, 1.3% Korean, 1% Italian, 1% Greek, 0.9% Cantonese.

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

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. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "East Brisbane, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kitawah (entry 15798)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Eskgrove (entry 14962)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "La Trobe (entry 14963)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial (entry 14964)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Hanworth Home for the Aged (entry 15801)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church Group (entry 15983)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Hester Villa (entry 14965)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  9. ^ "Classic Cinema (entry 17027)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  10. ^ "East Brisbane State School (entry 16239)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

External links[edit]

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