Virginia, Queensland

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Virginia
BrisbaneQueensland
Sandgate Rd, Virginia - September 2014.jpg
Sandgate Road
Population 2,061 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 644/km2 (1,668/sq mi)
Established 1880s
Postcode(s) 4014
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Nudgee
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Virginia:
Zillmere Boondall Boondall
Geebung Virginia Banyo
Wavell Heights Nundah Northgate

Virginia is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district. It is primarily a residential suburb with many timber and tin Queenslander style housing. The suburb was named after the Virginia Brick Company, founded in 1897, near the Virginia Railway Station, which the station opened in 1888.

One of Brisbane Transport's bus depots is based in Virginia.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Virginia recorded a population of 2,061 people; 49.8% female and 50.2% male.[1]

The median age of the Virginia population was 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.[1]

74.6% of people living in Virginia were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4%, England 2.5%, India 1.6%, China 1.4%, Papua New Guinea 0.7%.[1]

83.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.3% Mandarin, 1% Punjabi, 0.7% Japanese, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Spanish.[1]

Transport[edit]

Virginia railway station and Bindha railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Shorncliffe.

In the 2011 census, 17.4% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 60.3% by car (either as driver or as passenger).[1]

Sport[edit]

Despite its name, the Virginia Golf Club is located at Elliott Road, Banyo, an adjacent suburb.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Virginia (QLD, State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Golf Club". Virginia Golf Club. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°22′34″S 153°03′54″E / 27.376°S 153.065°E / -27.376; 153.065 (Virginia)