Ashwell, Queensland

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Farms and Little Liverpool Range Ashwell Queensland.jpg
Farms along Perrins Road, 2015
Ashwell is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°37′30″S 152°33′21″E / 27.625°S 152.5558°E / -27.625; 152.5558 (Ashwell (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°37′30″S 152°33′21″E / 27.625°S 152.5558°E / -27.625; 152.5558 (Ashwell (centre of locality))
Population85 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.33/km2 (29.4/sq mi)
Area7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Ashwell:
The Bluff Tallegalla Rosewood
The Bluff Ashwell Rosewood
Lanefield Lanefield Rosewood

Ashwell is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Ashwell had a population of 85 people.[1]


Kunkala is a neighbourhood in the north of the locality (27°36′34″S 152°33′42″E / 27.6095°S 152.5618°E / -27.6095; 152.5618 (Kunkala)) near the Kunkala railway station (27°36′32″S 152°33′42″E / 27.6090°S 152.5618°E / -27.6090; 152.5618 (Kunkala railway station)) on the Perrys Knob branch railway.[3][4]


The origin of the name Ashwell is from a town in the United Kingdom by the name of Ashwell. Walter Loveday and Henry Stevens provided an acre each of land for a school in this district to be named Ashwell after Walter Loveday's farm titled Ashwell which he named after Ashwell, United Kingdom.[2]

Ashwell State School opened on 8 November 1887.[5]

The name Kunkala may be an Aboriginal word for running fresh water.[3]

At the 2011 census Ashwell and nearby Lanefield recorded a population of 234.[6]

In the 2016 census, Ashwell had a population of 85 people.[1]


Ashwell State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 35 Reinke Road (27°37′46″S 152°33′23″E / 27.6294°S 152.5565°E / -27.6294; 152.5565 (Ashwell State School)).[7][8] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 58 students with 4 teachers and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[9]

There is no secondary school in Ashwell. The nearest secondary school is Rosewood State High School in neighbouring Rosewood to the south-east.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ashwell (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Ashwell – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45023)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Kunkala – locality unbounded in City of Ipswich (entry 18622)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Rail journey lines up a tour mecca". The Queensland Times. 18 April 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ashwell (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Ashwell State School". Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 October 2020.