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Logan City, Queensland
|Population||7,328 (2011 Census) (2011)|
|Location||33 km (21 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|State electorate(s)||Logan, Algester, Lockyer|
|Federal Division(s)||Forde, Rankin|
Greenbank is a rural-residential suburb within Logan City in Queensland, Australia. Once divided between Beaudesert and Logan City the Queensland Governments Council Amalgamation now have Greenbank wholly within Logan City, since 15 March 2008.
The suburb is surrounded by farmland and includes the forested Greenbank Military Range, which is a registered Australian Heritage Site. A strip of parkland runs right through the middle of the residential part of Greenbank, on either side of a small watercourse. A bike path, which extends along its length, connects up with neighbouring Boronia Heights.
The size of Greenbank is approximately 49 km². It has 7 parks covering nearly 18% of the total area. The population of Greenbank in 1996 was 5,098 people. By 2001 the population was 5,261 showing a population growth of 3% in the area during that time. In 2011, the figure had grown to 7,328.
Mostly consisting of acreage blocks close to the Springfield, Queensland, households in Greenbank are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 - $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Greenbank work in a trades occupation. In 1996, 84% of the homes in Greenbank were owner-occupied compared with 86% in 2001. Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $395,000.
The Greenbank Sport and Recreation reserve is home to the Greenbank Raiders Rugby League Club. Situated on Middle Rd, it caters for teams from under 6 to under 18 in 2009. Three teams won premierships in 2009. Under 15 division 4, Under 18 division 1 and the very successful under 16 division 2 which completed the year undefeated. They were minor premiers and won the grand final.
Greenbank is also home to the successful Greenbank Football Club. In 2011, the team made history by winning three senior Premierships and two Championships in three divisions. Greenbank FC is affiliated with Football Brisbane and provides an avenue for both junior and senior players. In 2011, Greenbank FC fielded teams from squirts up to under 14 age groups and both men and women teams.
In the 2011 Census the population of Greenbank is 7,328, 49.4% female and 50.6% male.
The median/average age of the Greenbank population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.
75.1% of people living in Greenbank were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 5.5%, Vietnam 0.9%, Taiwan 0.7%, South Africa 0.6%.
87.6% of people speak English as their first language 1.5% Vietnamese, 1.1% Mandarin, 0.6% Hmong, 0.5% Mon-Khmer, nec, 0.5% Spanish.
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