Ferny Hills, Queensland

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Ferny Hills
Moreton BayQueensland
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Ferny Way, Ferny Hills
Ferny Hills is located in Queensland
Ferny Hills
Ferny Hills
Coordinates27°23′30″S 152°55′32″E / 27.3916°S 152.9255°E / -27.3916; 152.9255 (Ferny Hills (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°23′30″S 152°55′32″E / 27.3916°S 152.9255°E / -27.3916; 152.9255 (Ferny Hills (centre of suburb))
Population8,739 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density857/km2 (2,219/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4055
Area10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Ferny Grove
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Ferny Hills:
Samford Valley
Draper
Bunya Bunya
Camp Mountain Ferny Hills Arana Hills
Upper Kedron Ferny Grove Keperra

Ferny Hills is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Ferny Hills had a population of 8,739 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ferny Hills is north-west of Brisbane, the state capital, and is located along Samford Road. Informally it is part of the Hills District.[citation needed]

The western part of the suburb is within the Samford Conservation Park. The eastern part of the suburb is residential.[3]

History[edit]

Ferny Hills is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.[4]

Ferny Way State School opened on 27 January 1970. In 1973 it was renamed Ferny Hills State School.[5]

Patricks Road State School opened on 24 January 1977.[5]

Until 2006, a notable feature of Ferny Hills was the Australian Woolshed, which was an Australian farming and wildlife attraction featuring shows and animal exhibits. This has since been demolished and a residential development has been built called 'Woolshed Grove' paying homage to its previous life. The Australian Woolshed was also featured as a setting in Episode 12, Season 4 of The Amazing Race. [6][7]

In the 2011 census, Ferny Hills recorded a population of 8,721 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male. The median age of the Ferny Hills population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37. 82.6% of people living in Ferny Hills were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 3.6%, South Africa 0.8%, Scotland 0.6%, India 0.4%. 94.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Mandarin.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, Ferny Hills had a population of 8,739 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Ferny Hills State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Illuta Avenue (27°24′07″S 152°56′36″E / 27.4020°S 152.9433°E / -27.4020; 152.9433 (Ferny Hills State School)).[8][9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 343 students with 31 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8]

Patricks Road State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Patricks Road (27°23′36″S 152°56′05″E / 27.3932°S 152.9348°E / -27.3932; 152.9348 (Patricks Road State School)).[8][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 789 students with 56 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8]

There is no secondary school in Ferny Hill. The nearest government secondary school is Ferny Grove State High School in neighbouring Ferny Grove to the south.[3]

Amenities[edit]

There are convenience centres located on Ferny Way on the southern end of the suburb.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ferny Hills (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Ferny Hills – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45436)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  4. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "The Amazing Race" He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack! (TV Episode 2003) - IMDb, archived from the original on 14 December 2021, retrieved 4 September 2021
  7. ^ Spurrier, Jeff (10 April 1988). "It's Shear Fun in the Woolshed". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Ferny Hills State School". Ferny Hills State School. 26 February 2020. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  10. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Patricks Road State School". Patricks Road State School. 31 March 2020. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.

External links[edit]

  • "Ferny Hills". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.