Bridgeman Downs, Queensland
|Population||8,440 (2016 census)|
|• Density||898/km2 (2,325/sq mi)|
|Area||9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||15.2 km (9 mi) N of Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Bridgeman Downs is surrounded by Aspley, Albany Creek, McDowall and Carseldine.
Bridgeman Downs has long been associated with large acreage properties, but these are mostly restricted to the end of Beckett Road and down Bridgeman Road.
In November 1860 Henry St John Bridgeman bought land bounded by Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Road and Beams Road.
The development of Bridgeman Down as a residential area occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The Anglican Church of the Resurrection was dedicated and consecrated in 1981.
There are no schools in Bridgeman Downs. The nearest government primary schools are Bald Hills State School in neighbouring Bald Hills to the north, Aspley State School and Aspley East State School both in neighbouring Aspley to the east, McDowall State School in neighbouring McDowall to the south, and Albany Creek State School in neighbouring Albany Creek to the west. The nearest government secondary schools are Aspley State High School in Aspley, Craigslea State High School in Chermside West to the south-east, and Albany Creek State High School in Albany Creek.
Shopping villages such as Mcdowall village and Metro on Beckett service the southern part of the suburb. As the Aspley Hypermarket services the top half. Major shopping centers that are close include Brookside Shopping Centre, Stafford City Shopping Centre, Aspley Hypermarket and Westfield Chermside.
Bridgeman Downs has a number of churches:
- Victory Church
- Bridgeman Baptist Community Church
- Bridgeman Downs Christian Outreach Centre
- C3 Church
- Anglican Church of the Resurrection at 30 Ridley Road ( ).
There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:
- Althorp Road Park ( )
- Bangalow Street Park (no.192) ( )
- Beckett Road Park ( )
- Camelot Place Park ( )
- Canopus Street Park ( )
- Chermside Hills Reserve ( )
- Clarrie Beckingham Reserve ( )
- Coolabah Crescent Park ( )
- Darien Street Park (no.29) ( )
- Fiddlewood Place Park ( )
- Flametree Street Park ( )
- Habitat Place Park ( )
- Kensington Place Park ( )
- Laguna Place Park ( )
- Myrtle Crescent Park ( )
- Parkview Place Park ( )
- Pat Rafter Park ( )
- Roghan Road Park (no.2105) ( )
- Solar Park ( )
- Tallowwood Place Park ( )
- Travorten Drive Park ( )
- Wattle Close Park ( )
- Wendon Way Park ( )
In the 2011 census, Bridgeman Downs recorded a population of 7,445 people, 51.2% female and 48.8% male.
The median age of the Bridgeman Downs population was 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian median.
74.6% of people living in Bridgeman Downs were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 2.4%, India 1.9%, South Africa 1.7%, Fiji 1.2%.
84.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.3% Italian, 1.4% Cantonese, 1.2% Hindi, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.7% Afrikaans.
Buses come at regular intervals, and run throughout the day, with Beckett Road being the main corridor.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bridgeman Downs, Queensland.|
- "Bridgeman Downs". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
- Bridgeman Baptist Community Church - Bridgeman Downs
- "Bridgeman Downs". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008.
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