Balmoral, Queensland

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Balmoral
BrisbaneQueensland
Balmoral is located in Queensland
Balmoral
Balmoral
Coordinates27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°27′14″S 153°04′01″E / 27.45389°S 153.06694°E / -27.45389; 153.06694 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))
Population3,893 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,990/km2 (7,760/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4171[2]
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Bulimba
Federal Division(s)Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside Morningside

Balmoral is an eastern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4]

Geography[edit]

Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD. An exclusive small suburb of Brisbane with what is considered the most advantageous outlook of Brisbane City and the Storey Bridge.

History[edit]

The name Balmoral is an anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil' which is Scottish Gaelic for 'beautiful residence' or 'majestic castle'.[5]

On 25 June 1927. Panorama Heights estate containing 53 reserved websites was auctioned by Thornton and Pearce.[6] The estate was located on Fifth Avenue, Balmoral.[7]

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.[8]

Education[edit]

Balmoral has one high school called Balmoral State High School.

Amenities[edit]

The Bulimba Memorial Bowls and Community Club is at 6 Quinn Street (27°27′30″S 153°04′18″E / 27.4582°S 153.0716°E / -27.4582; 153.0716 (Bulimba Bowls and Community Club)). It offers competitive and social lawn bowls.[9]

Notable people[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Balmoral recorded a population of 3,827 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median age of the Balmoral population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.

74% of people living in Balmoral were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.2%, Ireland 1.1%, Scotland 0.8%, India 0.8%.

88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balmoral (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Balmoral (entry 49816)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Brisbane Suburb: Balmoral - History of Balmoral - ourbrisbane.com". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Panorama Heights Estate, Balmoral". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  7. ^ "COMING SALES". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 21 June 1927. p. 7. Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Bulimba Bowls Club". Bulimba Bowls Club. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Past and present". Courier-Mail. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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