Hendra, Queensland

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Hendra
BrisbaneQueensland
House in Hendra, Queensland 02.JPG
Residential street in Hendra
Population 4,417 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,636/km2 (4,240/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4011
Area 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Hendra:
Nundah Nundah Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Hendra Brisbane Airport
Clayfield Ascot Ascot

Hendra is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It lies roughly six kilometres north-east of Brisbane central business district.

History[edit]

Hendra was originally a farming district, an expansion of the Nundah settlement. The crops were citrus fruits, grapes and pineapples. There were also dairy herds.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

Hendra has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

2001 Census snapshot[edit]

In the 2001 census, over 43% of households in this area comprise couples with children, 39% are couples without children and 15% are single parent families. Stand alone houses account for 90% of all dwellings in this area, and units/apartments account for a further 5%. Queenslander style architecture, wide streets and well established gardens mean Hendra is regarded by locals as a pleasant and relaxing suburb to live in. The median house price in Hendra for the 2004 calendar year was A$495,000. The median unit/apartment price for the same period was A$407,900. According to the 2001 census there were 3,480 people living in the suburb with a median age of 39. The median individual income was between $400 and $499 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 73% were either fully owned or being purchased; 22% were being rented.

Hendra today[edit]

Hendra is home to an abundance of restaurants and eateries of all price ranges, including local cafés, take-aways and pubs. Toombul Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping mall, but there is a plenitude of local shops on Junction Road and on Sandgate Road.

As with its neighbouring suburbs, Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community. The local school, Hendra Secondary College, is supplemented by state and private schools in the neighbouring suburbs.

Hendra has the Doomben Racecourse, and several parks, bikeways and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.

Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the CBD easy for Hendra residents.

Brisbane's domestic and international airport terminals are just as easily accessible by car or the AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.

The Hendra virus is named after this suburb, as it was the first place where the virus was detected, in September 1994.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Hendra is 4,417, 50.8% female and 49.2% male.

The median/average age of the Hendra population is 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian average.

74.8% of people living in Hendra were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4%, New Zealand 4%, South Africa 1.1%, Ireland 0.8%, Philippines 0.7%.

86.6% of people speak English as their first language 0.9% Italian, 0.7% Arabic, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Greek, 0.5% French.

Economy[edit]

Strategic Airlines has its head office in the suburb of Hendra.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hendra (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Our Brisbane, Hendra. Retrieved 6 December 2009
  3. ^ "Glengariff (entry 14997)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Second hendra outbreak in Queensland". ABC News. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Contact." Strategic Aviation. Retrieved 31 August 2011. "Brisbane Office 34 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia"

External links[edit]

Media related to Hendra, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°25′05″S 153°04′16″E / 27.418°S 153.071°E / -27.418; 153.071