Eatons Hill, Queensland

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Eatons Hill
Coordinates 27°20′24″S 152°56′02″E / 27.340°S 152.934°E / -27.340; 152.934Coordinates: 27°20′24″S 152°56′02″E / 27.340°S 152.934°E / -27.340; 152.934
Population 7,993 (2011)[1]
 • Density 863.2/km2 (2,235.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4037
Area 9.26 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Everton
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Eatons Hill:
Cashmere Warner Brendale
Cashmere Eatons Hill Albany Creek
Draper Bunya Albany Creek

Eatons Hill is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Brisbane, the state capital. Its postcode is 4037.

Geography[edit]

Eatons Hill generally consists of low-density residential housing with acreage properties in the western portions. Most of the suburb has been developed since the 1980s. New subdivisions are still being built. Many of the established large homes constructed on the sprawling acreage properties behind the densely populated areas of Eatonvale and the Eatons Hill Country Club have broken real estate sales records for the region in recent times. The creek that's runs though eatons hill (commonly known as "drapers") is a very popular teen attraction.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Eatons Hill is 7,993, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.

The median/average age of the Eatons Hill population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

78.3% of people living in Eatons Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 3.5%, South Africa 2.2%, Scotland 0.6%, India 0.5%.

91.6% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% German, 0.3% Hindi.

History[edit]

The area is named after the early pioneer William Eaton, who farmed at Albany Creek from 1874 and was elected as a member of the Pine Shire Council (later renamed Pine Rivers Shire) from 1909-1912.[3]

Education[edit]

Eatons Hill has one primary school.

Transport[edit]

Eatons Hill is serviced by Brisbane Transport bus routes 338 and 357.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eatons Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eatons Hill (entry 45432)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Eatons Hill". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Teague, D. R. (David R.) (1980), The history of Albany Creek, Bridgeman Downs and Eaton's Hill (2nd ed ed.), Colonial Press, ISBN 978-0-909139-07-0 

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