Everton Park, Queensland

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Everton Park
BrisbaneQueensland
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Everton Park is located in Queensland
Everton Park
Everton Park
Coordinates 27°23′53″S 152°59′20″E / 27.39806°S 152.98889°E / -27.39806; 152.98889Coordinates: 27°23′53″S 152°59′20″E / 27.39806°S 152.98889°E / -27.39806; 152.98889
Population 8,325 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,982/km2 (5,130/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4053
Area 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(McDowall Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Everton
Federal Division(s) Brisbane, Petrie
Suburbs around Everton Park:
Everton Hills McDowall Stafford Heights
Everton Hills Everton Park Stafford
Mitchelton Gaythorne Enoggera

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.[3]

History[edit]

The Ferny Hills Progress Association also document some of the early history[4] and Jim Lightfoot's work[5] 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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Everton Park was 8,325 people: 51.2% female and 48.8% male.[1]

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.

Education[edit]

Local schools include Everton Park State High School,[7] Everton Park State Primary School,[8] Northside Christian College[9] and Prince of Peace Lutheran College.[10]

Transport[edit]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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).

Business[edit]

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.

Political representatives[edit]

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).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Everton Park, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons