Balmoral, Queensland

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Balmoral
BrisbaneQueensland
Balmoral is located in Queensland
Balmoral
Balmoral
Coordinates27°27′15″S 153°03′59″E / 27.4541°S 153.0663°E / -27.4541; 153.0663 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°27′15″S 153°03′59″E / 27.4541°S 153.0663°E / -27.4541; 153.0663 (Balmoral (centre of suburb))
Population3,893 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,990/km2 (7,760/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4171
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location8.4 km (5 mi) ENE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Bulimba
Federal division(s)Griffith
Suburbs around Balmoral:
Bulimba Bulimba Morningside
Bulimba Balmoral Morningside
Hawthorne Morningside Morningside

Balmoral is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census Balmoral had a population of 3,893 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Balmoral is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the Brisbane CBD.

History[edit]

The name Balmoral is an anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil' which is Scottish Gaelic for 'beautiful residence' or 'majestic castle'.[4]

On 25 June 1927, Panorama Heights estate containing 53 reserved sites was auctioned by Thornton and Pearce.[5] The estate was located on Fifth Avenue, Balmoral.[6]

Balmoral State High School opened on 3 February 1958.[7]

On Sunday 12 December 1915 Archbishop James Duhig laid the foundation stone for a Catholic school in Bulimba.[8] Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic School was operated by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and opened to an estimated 200 students on 3 February 1916.[9][10] On Sunday 6 February 1916 Duhig returned to bless and officially open the school.[11][12] The school is now located within the boundaries of Balmoral.[13] In 1996 John Power was appointed the first lay principal.[10]

In the 2016 census Balmoral had a population of 3,893 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Sts Peter and Paul's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 33 Alexandra Street (27°27′32″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4590°S 153.0640°E / -27.4590; 153.0640 (Sts Peter and Paul's School)).[14][15] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 653 students with 41 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[16]

Balmoral State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls on the corner of Thynne Road and Lytton Road (27°27′22″S 153°04′22″E / 27.4560°S 153.0727°E / -27.4560; 153.0727 (Balmoral State High School)).[14][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 554 students with 56 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 26 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[16] It includes a special education program.[14]

There is no government primary school in Balmoral. The nearest government primary schools are Bulimba State School in neighbouring Bulimba to the north-west and Morningside State School in neighbouring Morningside to the south.[18]

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.[19]

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. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balmoral (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Balmoral – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49816)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Brisbane Suburb: Balmoral - History of Balmoral - ourbrisbane.com". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Panorama Heights Estate, Balmoral". State Library of Queensland. Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  6. ^ "COMING SALES". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 21 June 1927. p. 7. Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  8. ^ "New Catholic School". The Brisbane Courier (18, 068). Queensland, Australia. 13 December 1915. p. 9. Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  10. ^ a b "A Rich History - 100 Years Old". Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic School. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  11. ^ "NEW R.C. SCHOOL OPENED". Daily Standard (965). Queensland, Australia. 7 February 1916. p. 6 (SECOND EDITION). Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "New Convent School Opened at Bulimba by Archbishop Duhig". The Catholic Advocate. V (244). Queensland, Australia. 10 February 1916. p. 17. Retrieved 8 April 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  14. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Sts Peter and Paul's School". Archived from the original on 4 May 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  16. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Balmoral State High School". Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Bulimba Bowls Club". Bulimba Bowls Club. Archived from the original on 7 March 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Past and present". Courier-Mail. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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