Yeerongpilly, Queensland

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Yeerongpilly
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 1,984 (2011)[1]
 • Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4105
Area 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 8 km (5 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Yeerongpilly
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Yeerongpilly:
Tennyson Yeronga Annerley
Tennyson Yeerongpilly Moorooka
Rocklea Rocklea Rocklea

Yeerongpilly is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is eight km south of the Brisbane central business district. The suburb had a population of 1,984 at the 2011 Australian census.[2] It has a large Asian population and a growing Sub-Saharan African population.

Yeerongpilly is derived from the Aboriginal words "yarung" meaning sandy or gravelly or "yurong" meaning rain and "pilly" meaning gully or watercourse. Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.

A state government research complex, last known as the Animal Research Institute, occupied a site adjacent to Fairfield Road from 1909 to 2011. The Brisbane Golf Club was established in the suburb in 1896.[3] A small section of the north eastern boundary runs along Ipswich Road.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Yeerongpilly is 1,984, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

The median/average age of the Yeerongpilly population is 33 years of age, 4 years below the Australian average.

69.6% of people living in Yeerongpilly were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, India 2.1%, China 1.6%, Philippines 1.1%.

78.5% of people speak English as their first language 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Spanish, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Serbian.

Floods[edit]

The suburb doesn't directly front the Brisbane River, however a small section of the western boundary follows Oxley Creek. Parts of Yeerongpilly were affected by the 2010–2011 Queensland floods. Insurance claims for damage created by the flood were the second highest in the state, according to Suncorp Insurance.[4]

Transport[edit]

Yeerongpilly railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.

The Cross River Rail is to have its southern tunnel in the suburb. A number of properties are to be resumed once the project get final approval.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

  • Ken Archer, an Australian cricketer was born in the suburb in 1928
  • Marty Mayberry, a double leg amputee Paralympic alpine skier born in 1986

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yeerongpilly (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yeerongpilly (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Brisbane Golf Club Australia". Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Insurer's flood payouts top $63m". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 3 November 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Animal Research Institute (former) (entry 22217)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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