Draper, Queensland

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Draper is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°21′29″S 152°55′01″E / 27.3580°S 152.9169°E / -27.3580; 152.9169 (Draper (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°21′29″S 152°55′01″E / 27.3580°S 152.9169°E / -27.3580; 152.9169 (Draper (centre of locality))
Population676 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density71.2/km2 (184.3/sq mi)
Area9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Draper:
Closeburn Clear Mountain Eatons Hill
Yugar Draper Bunya
Samford Valley Samford Valley Ferny Hills

Draper is a rural residential locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Draper had a population of 676 people.[1]


Part of the southern boundary is marked by the South Pine River while the northern boundary follows Cedar Creek.[3]

Drapers Crossing is a ford (27°21′01″S 152°55′07″E / 27.3502°S 152.9186°E / -27.3502; 152.9186 (Drapers Crossing)) over the South Pine River.[4]

Eatons Crossing is a ford (27°20′41″S 152°54′40″E / 27.3448°S 152.9112°E / -27.3448; 152.9112 (Eatons Crossing)) over Cedar Creek.[5]

The land use is predominantly large-lot residential with some areas of farming, mostly grazing on native vegetation.[3]


The locality is named after settler Jacob Draper. He was born in Wiltshire, England in 1841. He immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1861. He died at Bunya in 1913.[2] Drapers Crossing is also named after him.[4]

In the 2011 census, Draper recorded a population of 653 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[6] The median age of the Draper population was 39 years, 2 years above the national median of 37. 76.6% of people living in Draper were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.2%, South Africa 3.4%, New Zealand 2.5%, Scotland 1.7%, Canada 1.2%. 93.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.2% Afrikaans, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.5% Italian.[6]

In the 2016 census, Draper had a population of 676 people.[1]


There are no schools in Draper. The nearest primary schools are Samford State School in Samford Village to the south-west, Eatons Hill State School in neighbouring Eatons Hill to the north-east, and Patrick Road State School in neighbouring Ferny Hills to the south-east. The nearest secondary schools are Ferny Grove State High School in Ferny Grove to the south and Albany Creek State High School in Albany Creek to the east.[3]


There are a number of parks in Draper, including:


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Draper (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Draper – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45431)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Drapers Crossing – ford in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 10518)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Eatons Crossing – ford in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 11122)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Draper (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ a b c d e f "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.