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; 152.9680Coordinates: 27°17′38″S 152°58′05″E / 27.2938°S 152.9680°E / -27.2938; 152.9680
Population10,246 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,009/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4500
Area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
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 of Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is a part of Brisbane metropolitan area. In the 2016 census, Bray Park had a population of 10,246 people.[3]

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.[4]

There is no railway station within Bray Park. However, Bray Park railway station is just south of the suburb in neighbouring Strathpine,[4] 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 Nathan Bray moved to the district in 1900 and established a dairy farm on Gympie Road that John Bray later took over.[2][5][6]

Bray Park State School, opened on 31 January 1973.[7]

Holy Spirit School opened on 6 March 1977.[8]

Bray Park State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[7]

Genesis Christian College opened on 1 February 1991.[8]

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.

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Kensington Village on Sovereign Way.[9]

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)).[10][11] 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). The school includes a special education program.[12]

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)).[10][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). The school includes a special education program.[12][14]

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)).[10][15] 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).[12]

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)).[10][16] 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).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bray Park (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bray Park (entry 45367)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bray Park (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Archived from the original on 2017-12-19. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Place Names of South East Queensland". Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools (B)". education.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  8. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Bray Park State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Bray Park State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Bray Park SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Holy Spirit School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Genesis Christian College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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