Chermside West, Queensland

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Chermside West
BrisbaneQueensland
Chermside West is located in Queensland
Chermside West
Chermside West
Coordinates27°22′53″S 153°00′44″E / 27.3814°S 153.0121°E / -27.3814; 153.0121 (Chermside West (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°22′53″S 153°00′44″E / 27.3814°S 153.0121°E / -27.3814; 153.0121 (Chermside West (centre of suburb))
Population6,458 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,794/km2 (4,650/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4032
Area3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location11.7 km (7 mi) N of Brisbane GPO[2]
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Marchant Ward;[3] McDowall Ward)[4]
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Lilley
Suburbs around Chermside West:
Aspley Aspley Aspley
McDowall Chermside West Chermside
Stafford Heights Stafford Heights Kedron

Chermside West is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[5] In the 2016 census Chermside West had a population of 6,458 people.[1] Parts of Chermside West were formerly known as Craigslea.

Geography[edit]

Chermside West is located 11.7 kilometres (7.3 mi) by road north of the Brisbane GPO.[2]

History[edit]

The name Chermside honours Queensland Governor, Sir Herbert Chermside.[6]

St Gerard Majella's Catholic Church opened in 1962 in Pullford Road.[7] In 1977 the congregation opened the current church in Maundrell Terrace,[8] and the Pullford Road church was later[when?] acquired by the Kedron Brook Christadelphians.[7][9]

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church opened a church in Maundrell Terrace about 1965. In 1984 the church established the Prince of Peace Lutheran Primary School in Everton Hills. In 1986, the congregation moved to its present location at Everton Hills when a new church was built on the top of the hill adjacent to the college site.[10][11]

Craigslea State School opened on 24 January 1972.[12]

Craigslea State High School opened on 28 January 1975.[12]

In the 2016 census Chermside West had a population of 6,458 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Chermside West recorded a population of 6,121 people, 51.4% female and 48.6% male.

The median age of the Chermside West population was 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian median.

75% of people living in Chermside West were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.6%, Italy 1.8%, India 1.5%, Philippines 1.2%.

83.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.8% Italian, 1.4% Cantonese, 0.9% Malayalam, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.7% Hindi.

Education[edit]

Craigslea State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Hamilton Road (27°23′01″S 153°01′02″E / 27.3837°S 153.0172°E / -27.3837; 153.0172 (Craigslea State School)).[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 572 students with 46 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 37 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Craigslea State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 685 Hamilton Road (27°23′00″S 153°00′55″E / 27.3833°S 153.0153°E / -27.3833; 153.0153 (Craigslea State High School)).[13][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 978 students with 95 teachers (85 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13][17]

Amenities[edit]

Frederick Annand Park at 632 Webster Road (27°22′45″S 153°01′09″E / 27.3792°S 153.0192°E / -27.3792; 153.0192 (Frederick Annand Park)) was named after Frederick Annand, the first town clerk of Greater Brisbane from 1925 to 1931.[18] It has an electric BBQ, picnic facilities, playground facilities and a basketball half-court.[19]

There is a shopping centre at 63 Milburn Street (27°22′43″S 153°01′08″E / 27.3785°S 153.0190°E / -27.3785; 153.0190 (shopping centre)).[20] It contains the Chermide West Post Office.[21]

Churches in Chermside West include:

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is at 815 Rode Road and has cultural and environmental displays (27°23′22″S 153°00′17″E / 27.3894°S 153.0048°E / -27.3894; 153.0048 (Downfall Creek Bushland Centre)).[22] It is operated by the Brisbane City Council.[25]

Notable people[edit]

  • Michael (Mick) Doohan, motorcycle racing champion, lived in West Chermisde and attended Craigslead State School[26]
  • Ben Tune, rugby union player[26]
  • Christopher Wrench, organist, made his debut as church organist when he took over playing the harmonium for church services at St. Laurence's church at West Chermside on Palm Sunday, 1969, at the age of 10 years[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chermside West (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Google (9 December 2021). "Brisbane GPO to Chermside West" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Chermside West – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 43038)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Chermside West – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 43038)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b Blake, Thom. "St Gerard Majella's Catholic Church (1962)". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Blake, Thom. "St Gerard Majellas Catholic Church (1977)". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Our Churches". Our Lady of the Angels Parish Chermside (in Australian English). Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Community". Prince of Peace Lutheran College | Christian Private School, Brisbane North (in Australian English). Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  11. ^ Blake, Thom. "Prince of Peace Lutheran Church". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Craigslea State School". Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  15. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Craigslea State High School". Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Craigslea SHS – Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 1 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Colonel Frederick Annand". Monument Australia. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Chermside West parks". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 3 October 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Building areas – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Chermside West Post Office". Australia Post. Archived from the original on 9 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  22. ^ a b c "Building points – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  23. ^ "St Gerard Majella Catholic Church". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 9 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  24. ^ "Kedron Brook Christadelphian Ecclesia (Church)". Churches Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  25. ^ "Downfall Creek Bushland Centre". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 9 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ a b c O'Shea, Patrick (2010). History of Chermside and district : a history of Chermside and environs from 40,000 BP to 2008 CE. Chermside, Qld.: Chermside and Districts Historical Society. ISBN 9780646546599. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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