Ellen Grove, Queensland

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Ellen Grove
BrisbaneQueensland
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Lovat Street, Ellen Grove
Ellen Grove is located in Queensland
Ellen Grove
Ellen Grove
Coordinates27°36′50″S 152°56′32″E / 27.6138°S 152.9422°E / -27.6138; 152.9422 (Ellen Grove (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°36′50″S 152°56′32″E / 27.6138°S 152.9422°E / -27.6138; 152.9422 (Ellen Grove (centre of suburb))
Population2,906 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density855/km2 (2,210/sq mi)
Established1962
Postcode(s)4078
Area3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Inala
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Ellen Grove:
Gailes Wacol Forest Lake
Gailes Ellen Grove Forest Lake
Carole Park Carole Park Forest Lake

Ellen Grove is an outer south-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Ellen Grove had a population of 2,906 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The southern boundary of the suburb is partially marked by the Logan Motorway. The Centenary Highway passes through the suburb from north to south.[4] The Richlands and Inala reservoirs were built in the suburb to increase water pressure for residents in the surrounding suburbs.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Ellen Grove was subdivided for housing around 1959, with the name of the suburb gazetted in 1962 due to lobbying from the Ellen Grove Progress Association.[5] The subdivision were between 2 to 4 acres (0.81 to 1.62 ha) in area with no services provided.

The owner of the original land was R.P. Spinks who had a daughter named Ellen Dabing. She often played with local Aboriginals in a grove of trees along Bullockhead Creek.[5] The area became known as Ellen's Grove.

A portion of the suburb of Carole Park had since been annexed to form part of the suburb of Ellen Grove as part of a Brisbane City Council and Ipswich City Council redistribution assignment,[6] and in 2009, the suburb was extended both to the north and south, increasing the population significantly.[5]

In the 2011 census, Ellen Grove recorded a population of 2,529 people, 51% female and 49% male.[7] The median age of the Ellen Grove population was 28 years of age, 9 years below the Australian median. 55.9% of people living in Ellen Grove were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, Vietnam 5.4%, Samoa 2.9%, England 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%. 59.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 9.8% Vietnamese, 5.3% Samoan, 1% Kirundi (Rundi), 1% Mandarin, 0.9% Arabic.[7]

In the 2016 census, Ellen Grove had a population of 2,906 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Ellen Grove. The nearest government primary schools are Carole Park State School in neighbouring Wacol to the north, Forest Lake State School in neighbouring Forest Lake to the north-east, and Grand Avenue State school in neighbouring Forest Lake to the south-east.[8] The nearest government secondary school is Forest Lake State High School in neighbouring Forest Lake to the east.[8]

Facilities[edit]

Carole Park Wastewater Treatment Plant is a sewage treatment plant in the north-west of the suburb (27°36′32″S 152°55′41″E / 27.6089°S 152.9281°E / -27.6089; 152.9281 (Carole Park Wastewater Treatment Plant)).[9] It releases its effluent into the Brisbane River, 500 metres (1,600 ft) downstream of its confluence with Woogaroo Creek.[10]

Amenities[edit]

The suburb contains a small shopping centre at 255 Waterford Road (27°36′31″S 152°56′03″E / 27.6085°S 152.9342°E / -27.6085; 152.9342 (Shopping centre)).[5] Ellen Grove Post Office is part of this centre.[11][12]

Ellen Grove is serviced by a fortnightly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service at the Carole Park State School, 260 Waterford Road, Wacol (27°36′29″S 152°56′01″E / 27.6080°S 152.9336°E / -27.6080; 152.9336 (Mobile library stop)).[13]

Despite the name, Forest Lake Uniting Church is at 528 Waterford Road in Ellen Grove (27°36′46″S 152°57′14″E / 27.6128°S 152.9538°E / -27.6128; 152.9538 (Forest Lake Uniting Church)).[14][15]

Elim Gospel Church of Australasia is at 8 Julie Road (27°36′48″S 152°56′06″E / 27.6133°S 152.9350°E / -27.6133; 152.9350 (Elim Gospel Church of Australasia)).[16][17]

Transport[edit]

Provisions had been made for the proposed Ellen Grove railway station on the Springfield line which passes through Ellen Grove.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ellen Grove (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Jamboree Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ellen Grove – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 48323)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 101–104.
  6. ^ "Ellen Grove – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 48323)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ellen Grove (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Landmark Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 21 November 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Carole Park Wastewater Centre". WetlandInfo. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 March 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Ellen Grove LPO". Australia Post. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Mobile library services". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Find a Church". Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Forest Lake Uniting Church – 528 Waterford Rd, Ellen Grove QLD 4078". Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Elim | Foursquare Gospel Church | Brisbane". Archived from the original on 8 March 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor Stage 2 Richlands to Springfield" (PDF). Queensland Rail. July 2011. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)