Holland Park, Queensland

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Holland Park
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 8,111 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 2,480/km2 (6,424/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
(Holland Park Ward)[4]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
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.

Geography[edit]

Holland Park 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.

History[edit]

The Holland Park Library opened in 1980 with a major refurbishment in 2015.[5]

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.[6][2]

Education[edit]

Seville Road State School is located in Oates Avenue, Holland Park. It caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[7] The school opened on 23 January 1956.[8] The suburb of Holland Park also has several other schools within its boundaries. Holland Park State School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[9] The school opened its doors on 28 January 1929.[10] The Holland Park State High School is a co-educational school that caters for students from Year 7 to Year 12[11] The High School opened its doors on 25 January 1971.[12] St Joachim's Catholic Primary School was established by the Sisters of St Joseph and opened on 1 February 1938.[13] It caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[14]

Amenities[edit]

The Brisbane City Council operates a public library at 81 Seville Road.[15]

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.[16]

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%).[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Holland Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  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. ^ "Holland Park Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "FROM BUSH TO SUBURB. PHENOMENAL GROWTH OF HOLLAND PARK". The Brisbane Courier. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seville Road State School". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Holland Park State School". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Holland Park State High School". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "St Joachim's Catholic Primary School". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  16. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Holland Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 March 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata

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