Bray Park, Queensland

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Bray Park
Moreton BayQueensland
A street in the suburb of Bray Park, Queensland.jpg
A suburban street in Bray Park
Bray Park is located in Queensland
Bray Park
Bray Park
Coordinates27°17′38″S 152°58′05″E / 27.2938°S 152.9680°E / -27.2938; 152.9680 (Bray Park (centre of suburb))
Population10,246 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,277/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4500
Area4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Bray Park:
Lawnton Lawnton Lawnton
Warner Bray Park Strathpine
Warner Strathpine Strathpine

Bray Park is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Bray Park had a population of 10,246 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bray Park is bounded by Four Mile Creek in the south, the North Coast railway line in the east, Francis Road in the north, and Old North Road in the west.[3]

There is no railway station within Bray Park. However, Bray Park railway station is just south of the suburb in neighbouring Strathpine,[3] providing passengers services on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line of the Queensland Rail City network.

History[edit]

The suburb was named on 1 April 1970 after John Sanders Bray, a former Pine Rivers Shire councillor from May 1946 to March 1973. He was shire chairman from 1950 to 1973 (the longest serving chairman of the shire). His father Thomas Nathaniel Bray moved to the district in 1900 and established a dairy farm on Gympie Road that John Bray later took over.[4]

Bray Park State School opened on 30 January 1973.[5] In 1981 a special education unit was opened but it closed in 1988[6]

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School opened on 6 March 1977.[6]

Bray Park State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[6][5]

Genesis Christian College opened on 1 February 1991.[6]

In the 2016 census Bray Park had a population of 10,246 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Bray Park recorded a population of 10,002 people, 51.2% female and 48.8% male.

The median age of the Bray Park population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37.

78.4% of people living in Bray Park were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.7%, England 3.4%, Philippines 0.9%, South Africa 0.8%, and Fiji 0.6%.

90% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Hindi, 0.7% Samoan, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, and 0.3% Afrikaans.

Education[edit]

Bray Park State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Hopetoun Street (27°17′37″S 152°58′31″E / 27.2935°S 152.9752°E / -27.2935; 152.9752 (Bray Park State School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 418 students with 32 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 423 students with 31 teachers (29 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[10] The school includes a special education program.[7]

Holy Spirit School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 102 Sparkes Road (27°17′38″S 152°58′15″E / 27.2939°S 152.9709°E / -27.2939; 152.9709 (Holy Spirit School)).[7][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 615 students with 47 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 598 students with 47 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (18 full-time equivalent).[10]

Genesis Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 10 Youngs Crossing Road (27°17′20″S 152°57′14″E / 27.2888°S 152.9539°E / -27.2888; 152.9539 (Genesis Christian College)).[7][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,495 students with 109 teachers (99 full-time equivalent) and 96 non-teaching staff (75 full-time equivalent).[9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1519 students with 108 teachers (99 full-time equivalent) and 102 non-teaching staff (77 full-time equivalent).[10]

Bray Park State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Lavarack Road (27°17′59″S 152°57′43″E / 27.2998°S 152.9619°E / -27.2998; 152.9619 (Bray Park State High School)).[7][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 792 students with 74 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 860 students with 76 teachers (72 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent).[10] The school includes a special education program.[7]

Bray Park State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Lavarack Road (27°17′59″S 152°57′43″E / 27.2998°S 152.9619°E / -27.2998; 152.9619 (Bray Park State High School)).[14][15]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Kensington Village on Sovereign Way.[16]

There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bray Park (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bray Park – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45367)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ Welch, Melva A; Moreton Bay (Qld. : Shire). Council (2008), Not pineapples, not pine trees but-- Pine Rivers : revised chronicle of local government in Pine Rivers Shire, 1888 to 2008 (Revised and updated [ed.] ed.), Pine Rivers Shire Council, ISBN 978-0-9577523-5-1
  5. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Bray Park State School". Retrieved 5 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Holy Spirit School". Retrieved 5 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Genesis Christian College". Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Bray Park State High School". Retrieved 5 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Bray Park State High School". Archived from the original on 11 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

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