Grange, Queensland

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Grange
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 4,163 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,190/km2 (5,670/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4051
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Ashgrove, Brisbane Central
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Grange:
Stafford Stafford Gordon Park
Alderley Grange Lutwyche
Newmarket Wilston Windsor

Grange is an inner-northern suburb of Brisbane, capital of the Australian state of Queensland.[2] It is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of the central business district, on the southern side of Kedron Brook.

History[edit]

New homes in the Brisbane suburb of The Grange, 1929

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the Grange area consisted of areas of open grassland and thinly wooded plains. Urban development of the area commenced in 1903 with the subdivision of T. K. Peate's property into "the Grange Estate". The name of the suburb is derived from that of Peate's property: "Grange" is believed to be an Old English word meaning granary.[2][3]

Many houses in the suburb are of the Queenslander architectural style.The houses are rather exquisite and cost a lot of money because of their magnificent views of Brisbane city.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Grange recorded a population of 4,163 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Grange population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Grange were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 3.4%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%.

90.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.3% Hindi.

Sporting clubs[edit]

The Wilston Grange Australian Football Club[4] has represented the suburb at Australian rules football since 1943. For 70 years the Grange Club[5] (Grange Bowls and Community Club Inc.) has represented the suburb in lawn bowls.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Grange, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Grange (entry 44888)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Suburb Profile: Grange Jenkins, L. 2000, BRISbites - Suburban Sites. Retrieved 17 September 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.gorillas.com.au/
  5. ^ http://grangeclub.com.au/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′23″S 153°00′54″E / 27.423°S 153.015°E / -27.423; 153.015