Virginia, Queensland

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Virginia
BrisbaneQueensland
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 the population of Virginia is 2,061, 49.8% female and 50.2% male.

The median/average age of the Virginia population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

74.6% of people living in Virginia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4%, England 2.5%, India 1.6%, China 1.4%, Papua New Guinea 0.7%.

83.7% of people speak English as their first language 1.3% Mandarin, 1% Punjabi, 0.7% Japanese, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Spanish.

Transport[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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)