Blue Mountain Heights, Queensland

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Blue Mountain Heights
ToowoombaQueensland
Blue Mountain Heights is located in Queensland
Blue Mountain Heights
Blue Mountain Heights
Coordinates 27°29′56″S 151°57′04″E / 27.49889°S 151.95111°E / -27.49889; 151.95111Coordinates: 27°29′56″S 151°57′04″E / 27.49889°S 151.95111°E / -27.49889; 151.95111
Population 805 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 175.0/km2 (453/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) N of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Blue Mountain Heights:
Highfields Highfields Ballard
Birnam Blue Mountain Heights Ballard
Mount Kynoch Mount Kynoch Ballard

Blue Mountain Heights is a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Toowoomba city centre via New England Highway.[2]

Derived from a hotel name, formerly called Blue Mountain Estate, named by Queensland Place Names Board 1 May 1975. Named and bounded by the Minister for Natural Resources 12 February 1999. Regazetted without change by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, 23 September 2005.

The area was named in 1975 after a hotel in the area known as Blue Mountains Estate.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Blue Mountain Heights is among the most advantaged suburbs of Toowoomba; at the 2006 census, residents had a median individual income of $585, compared with $448 for the Toowoomba statistical district, and a median family income of $1,559 compared to $1,116.[1][3] The suburb had a SEIFA score of 1140, placing it ahead of all other suburbs except Redwood.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Blue Mountain Heights (Crows Nest Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blue Mountain Heights (entry 47892)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical District)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 March 2009). "2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only, 2006". Retrieved 5 June 2011.