East Toowoomba, Queensland

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East Toowoomba
ToowoombaQueensland
Queens Park, Toowoomba 09.JPG
East Toowoomba is located in Queensland
East Toowoomba
East Toowoomba
Coordinates27°33′43″S 151°58′8″E / 27.56194°S 151.96889°E / -27.56194; 151.96889Coordinates: 27°33′43″S 151°58′8″E / 27.56194°S 151.96889°E / -27.56194; 151.96889
Population5,244 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,249/km2 (3,230/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4350
Area4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Location2 km (1 mi) E of Toowoomba
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around East Toowoomba:
North Toowoomba Mount Lofty Mount Lofty
Toowoomba City East Toowoomba Redwood
South Toowoomba South Toowoomba Rangeville

East Toowoomba is a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Australian Census East Toowoomba recorded a population of 5,244.[1]

Geography[edit]

East Toowomba is 2 kilometres (1 mi) from the Toowoomba central business district. The east and south of the suburb is crossed by the Warrego Highway.

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 5,244 people in East Toowoomba.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.
  • 80.1% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 2.6%.
  • 86.6% of people spoke only English at home..
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 25.7%, Catholic 23.6% and Anglican 18.9%.[1]

Education[edit]

State School, Toowoomba East, c 1890

The suburb contains the main Bridge Street campus of Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, and two elite independent schools, Toowoomba Grammar School (boys) and Fairholme College (girls).

In addition, the suburb contains Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School, Toowoomba East State School (1887) and Mater Dei Primary School (Catholic, 1917).

Toowoomba East State School is Toowoomba's largest primary school with 950 students attending.

Facilities[edit]

Crime[edit]

East Toowoomba has been on the crime rise in the past few years. East Toowoomba has been experiencing more and more car thefts recently, which is just adding to the car theft problem in Toowoomba. It has also had more drug offenses and violent assaults committed in the recent years.[citation needed]

Heritage listings[edit]

There are a number of heritage-listed sites in East Toowoomba, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "East Toowoomba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "East Toowoomba - locality (entry 47935)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba". Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Toowoomba Queens Park and Botanic Gardens (entry 601607)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Toowoomba Carnival of the Flowers". Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Toowoomba East State School (entry 650050)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Whyembah (entry 600841)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Fernside (entry 600843)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Toowoomba Queens Park and Botanic Gardens (entry 601607)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Toowoomba Grammar School (entry 600850)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Bishop's House (entry 600845)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Toowoomba Court House & Old Toowoomba Gaol Wall (former) (entry 601315)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Toowoomba Technical College (former) (entry 600851)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Gowrie House (entry 601307)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Millbrook (entry 601310)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Unara (entry 602177)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.