Seven Hills, Queensland

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Seven Hills
BrisbaneQueensland
Seven Hills Bushland Reserve (7117680399).jpg
Seven Hills Bushland Reserve.
Coordinates 27°28′45″S 153°04′29″E / 27.47917°S 153.07472°E / -27.47917; 153.07472Coordinates: 27°28′45″S 153°04′29″E / 27.47917°S 153.07472°E / -27.47917; 153.07472[1]
Population 2,028 (2011 census)[2]
Postcode(s) 4170[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[4]
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Seven Hills:
Hawthorne Morningside Cannon Hill
Norman Park Seven Hills Carina
Coorparoo Camp Hill Carina

Seven Hills is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the CBD,[5] and borders Camp Hill, Carina, Morningside, and Norman Park.

Toponymy[edit]

Seven Hills is named after the Seven Hills of Rome.[1] This name was given to the area by R. G. Oates; a real-estate agent who bought the land in the 1920s.[1]

History[edit]

Between 1912 and 1926 the southern edge of the suburb was serviced by a steam tram which connected with the Queensland Government Railway at Norman Park. Initially the service was operated by the Belmont Shire Council. The service was suspended in 1924. The service was reinstated by the Brisbane City Council in 1925 following the amalgamation of the local government authorities, but was again suspended in 1926. The tracks, which followed the present Oateson Skyline Drive and Ferguson Road and continued to Belmont along Old Cleveland Road, remained in place until 1934.

In 1953 the Brisbane City Council commenced a trolley-bus service, which connected the suburb with Fortitude Valley via Stanley Street, terminating just off Oateson Skyline Drive. The trolley-bus service ceased operation on 13 March 1969, when diesel buses took over the service.

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 Census recorded 2,028 residents in Seven Hills, of whom 50% were female and 50% were male. The median age of the population was 35; 2 years below the Australian average.

80.6% of people living in Seven Hills were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being England (3.6%), New Zealand (3.6%), South Africa (0.8%), India (0.6%), and the United States (0.6%). 90.3% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Japanese (0.6%), Mandarin (0.6%), Spanish (0.5%), Tagalog (0.4%), and German (0.4%).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Place name details: SEVEN HILLS". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Seven Hills, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Seven Hills". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

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