Middle Park, Queensland
|• Density||2,680/km2 (6,950/sq mi)|
|Area||1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|State electorate(s)||Mount Ommaney|
Many properties on Sumners Road have an address in Middle Park but are not themselves actually in Middle Park and are disregarded in this article.
Middle Park is one of the six "Centenary Suburbs" into which Jindalee was split in 1970. The land was developed by L.J. Hooker Real Estate who released Middle Park for development in July 1976, the last of the 6 suburbs to be developed.
Middle Park is bounded to the north by the McLeod Country Golf Club, to the West by Baronga Street and Horizon Drive, Lalina Street and Macfarlane Street, to the south by Sumners Road and to the east by Estate Road and Beanland Street.
Middle Park is 1.5 square kilometres in area, which is .000019% of the area of Australia.
The centre point of the suburb (the shopping centre) is at Latitude -27.555 Longitude 152.922.
The Postcode of Middle Park is 4074.
The people of Middle Park are represented by the following:
There are two schools in Middle Park. Middle Park State School D11 is run by the Government of Queensland. It was officially opened in November 1987 and has classes from Prep to Year 7. The School's motto is "Each to Succeed". Good News Lutheran School H9 is an independent primary school affiliated with the Lutheran Church of Australia. It incorporates Centenary Christian Kindergarten and Pre-School. The school currently includes grades 1 - 7 as well as a kindergarten and a preschool. The school's motto is "that you may have life".
In the 2011 Census the population of Middle Park is 4,026, 51.2% female and 48.8% male.
The median/average age of the Middle Park population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.
61.2% of people living in Middle Park were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 3.7%, Vietnam 2.6%, China 2.3%, Sri Lanka 1.8%.
72.5% of people speak English as their first language 3.7% Cantonese, 3.7% Vietnamese, 3.4% Mandarin, 2% Tamil, 0.9% Hindi.
Most housing was constructed between 1980 and 1990 in the style of that era, which many would suggest is rather inappropriate for the climate of Brisbane.
All but 73 of the houses in Middle Park are stand-alone, with townhouses accounting for most of the remainder. Townhouses are commonly two-storey buildings on a small plot of land in a gated community.
The typical Middle Park house is 220m2 in area on a block of land of 600m2. It has a large open-plan living area, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite) and a double garage. It is single-storey "brick and tile", built on a concrete slab, with a brick outer skin and plasterboard inner skin on wooden framing, and a tile roof on wooden framing. It has a pool in the back yard.
According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, the median house price during 2009 was AUD525,500, and the median weekly rent paid for a 3-bedroom house in the December 2005 quarter was AUD460.
In 2001 78% of homes were owner-occupied, 19% were rented.
The Marburg Weather Radar shows rainfall intensity in real time. Middle Park is half way between Ipswich and Archerfield just to the east of the centre of the image. The area usually experiences a mild breeze and typically cloudy weather in the late afternoon. Between 5:00 AM and 8:00 AM it is usually very crisp and dew is present on most lawns.
WeatherZone has a recent satellite view showing the whole of Queensland; Brisbane is at the South East corner.