Everton Park, Queensland
|Population||8,325 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,982/km2 (5,130/sq mi)|
|Area||4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|Federal Division(s)||Brisbane, Petrie|
Everton Park is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is about eight kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. This suburb is predominantly residential, with more than a quarter of the population residing in semi-detached and higher density dwellings.
The Ferny Hills Progress Association also document some of the early history and Jim Lightfoot's work that documents early Everton Park history including the early Everton Park Postal service. A more recent book is available called "From Bunyaville to Beyond" that chronicles the history of Everton Park and was created as part of Brisbane's Q150 celebrations.
The median age of the Everton Park population was 37 years of age, the same as the national median.
77.5% of people living in Everton Park were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 2.7%, New Zealand 2.4%, India 1.1%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.8%.
85.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.6% Italian, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.5% German, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% Hindi.
South Pine Road and Old Northern Road, are both major transport corridors, that run through the suburb, towards Brisbane. They are serviced by several Brisbane Transport bus services. Many commuters also drive or cycle to nearby train stations at Gaythorne, Mitchelton and Oxford Park. There are also many local bikeways.
The Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads plans to provide new transit lanes on Stafford Road between Everton Park and Kedron and a new bikeway that would provide a direct east-west route along Stafford Road, between Everton Park and Kedron. The overall plan is to improve east-west capacity connecting the north-western suburbs with the Australian TradeCoast.
On the day of the 2011 census, 15.6% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 62.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).
Nearby Mitchelton, contains Brookside Shopping Centre, the major retail centre of the area, however, several retail services are available along South Pine Road, including the North-West Homemaker Centre, which includes the only Spotlight and Harvey Norman in the north-west district. A community-based shopping centre with a Coles supermarket and specialty stores is also located at the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads.
Everton Park is a Neighbourhood Watch area.
Tim Mander is the current sitting member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Everton, having been elected at the 2012 Queensland state election by defeating Labor's Murray Watt (the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Everton Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
- "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "ABS Census 2011". Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- History Of Ferny Hills And Surrounding Suburbs - Ferny Hills Progress Association
- Brisbane : Australia Post, "Everton Park Post Office.; Postal service - Queensland - Everton Park - History.; Everton Park (Qld.) - History", Jim Lightfoot, 1977?
- From Bunyaville to beyond: celebrating the history of Everton Park & the 75th anniversary of Everton Park State School
- Everton Park State High School - School web site
- Everton Park State Primary School - School web site
- Northside Christian College - School web site
- Prince of Peace Lutheran College - School web site
- Brisbane Bikeways - Map #2 that includes Everton Park and surrounding suburbs
- "Project 8: Everton Park to Kedron Stafford Road transit lanes + Stafford Road Veloway". Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy. Qld. Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
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