Holland Park, Queensland

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Holland Park
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 7,849 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,217/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4121
Area 3.27 km2 (1.3 sq mi)[2]
Location 6 km (4 mi) SE of Brisbane[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Greenslopes
Federal Division(s) Bonner; Griffith
Suburbs around Holland Park:
Greenslopes Coorparoo Camp Hill
Holland Park West Holland Park Mount Gravatt East
Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Mount Gravatt East

Holland Park is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south-east of the CBD,[3] and borders Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Carina Heights, Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park West. It is mostly residential, with some commercial areas along Logan Road.

Holland Park is an older suburb made of largely post-World War II wooden homes. Logan Road bisects the slightly hilly suburb. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council operated along Logan Road until 13 April 1969. There are a number of schools and parks in the suburb and a retail zone with shops and a public bar. It is also home to the Mount Thompson crematorium, Queensland oldest crematorium.

Toponymy[edit]

Holland Park owes its name to the late Mr. Julius Holland, who, for many years, owned a large area of scrub land which he had bought on speculation. The estate stretched from what is now Abbotsleigh Street to the vicinity of Arnold Street, and from Logan Road back to Cavendish Road. In 1882, Julius Holland sold "Holland Estate". These 150 acres of scrub, in the true sense, was Holland Park proper; but as estates in the vicinity also adopted the Holland park name, an elastic meaning has been given to the name, and a much more extensive area is now comprehensively known as Holland Park.[4][2]

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 Census recorded 7,849 residents in Holland Park, of whom 52% were female and 48% were male. The median age of the population was 35; two years younger than the Australian median.[1]

77.3% of people living in Holland Park were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other most common countries of birth were England (3.2%), New Zealand (2.9%), India (0.9%), Somalia (0.7%), and Scotland (0.6%). 85.1% of people only spoke English at home, while the next most commonly spoken languages were Greek (1.2%), Somali (1.1%), Spanish (0.9%), Arabic (0.8%), and Hindi (0.7%).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Holland Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Holland Park". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Holland Park and Holland Park West". Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "FROM BUSH TO SUBURB. PHENOMENAL GROWTH OF HOLLAND PARK.". The Brisbane Courier. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Holland Park, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°31′10″S 153°04′22″E / 27.51944°S 153.07278°E / -27.51944; 153.07278