Bridgeman Downs, Queensland

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Bridgeman Downs
BrisbaneQueensland
Bangalow Street bus stop, Albany Creek Rd and Bangalow St Bridgeman Downs IMGP0075.jpg
Bangalow Street bus stop, 2009
Bridgeman Downs is located in Queensland
Bridgeman Downs
Bridgeman Downs
Coordinates27°21′09″S 152°59′34″E / 27.3525°S 152.9927°E / -27.3525; 152.9927 (Bridgeman Downs (centre of suburb))
Population8,440 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density898/km2 (2,325/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4035
Area9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location15.2 km (9 mi) N of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(McDowall Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Aspley
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Bridgeman Downs:
Brendale Bald Hills Carseldine
Albany Creek Bridgeman Downs Aspley
Albany Creek McDowall Aspley

Bridgeman Downs is an outer northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census Bridgeman Downs had a population of 8,440 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[4]

In the 2016 census Bridgeman Downs had a population of 8,440 people.[1]

Education[edit]

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.[5]

Amenities[edit]

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:

The Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium is located at Graham Street in Bridgeman Downs.[6]

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


Demographics[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

Buses come at regular intervals, and run throughout the day, with Beckett Road being the main corridor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bridgeman Downs (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Bridgeman Downs – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 42574)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 131. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Pinnaroo Cemetery and Crematorium". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "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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