Ferny Hills, Queensland
Moreton Bay, Queensland
|Location||18 km (11 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Ferny Grove|
Ferny Hills is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is north-west of Brisbane, the state capital, and is located along Samford Road at the edge of the Brisbane Forest Park.
Ferny Hills is almost entirely a residential suburb. It contains two primary schools, Ferny Hills State School, which opened in 1970 and is among the last Queensland primary schools to be built in the more traditional high-set format, and Patricks Road State School, which opened in 1977. A high school is also located just beyond its borders in Ferny Grove. There are also convenience centres located on Ferny Way on the southern end of the suburb. Until 2006, a notable feature of Ferny Hills was the Australian Woolshed, which was an Australian farming and wildlife attraction featuring shows and animal exhibits. This has since been demolished and a residential development will be built on the site to meet the needs of Brisbane's growing population.
In the 2011 Census the population of Ferny Hills is 8,721, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.
The median/average age of the Ferny Hills population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.
82.6% of people living in Ferny Hills were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 3.6%, South Africa 0.8%, Scotland 0.6%, India 0.4%.
94.3% of people speak English as their first language 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Mandarin.
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