Ipswich (suburb), Queensland

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Ipswich
IpswichQueensland
Ipswich Town Hall.JPG
Ipswich Town Hall, 2012
Population 2,356 (2011)[1]
 • Density 561/km2 (1,453/sq mi)
Established 1843
Postcode(s) 4305
Elevation 40 m (131 ft)
Area 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Location 39 km (24 mi) SW of Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair, Oxley
Suburbs around Ipswich:
Woodend North Ipswich East Ipswich
West Ipswich Ipswich Newtown
Eastern Heights
One Mile Churchill Raceview

Coordinates: 27°37′23″S 152°45′36″E / 27.623°S 152.760°E / -27.623; 152.760

Ipswich is the innermost suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The suburb situated on the Bremer River. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,356.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb of Ipswich has a number of distinct areas. The Ipswich central business district is in the north with the Bremer River forming the northern boundary. Limestone Hill and its parklands are to the east (27°37′01″S 152°46′09″E / 27.61694°S 152.76917°E / -27.61694; 152.76917 (Limestone Hill)).[2][3] Denmark Hill with its exclusive residential area and conservation park is to the west (27°37′09″S 152°45′14″E / 27.61917°S 152.75389°E / -27.61917; 152.75389 (Denmark Hill)).[4][5] A mixture of health, educations and residential areas make up the south.[6]

Ipswich CBD[edit]

The Ipswich CBD is centred on Brisbane and Limestone Streets, and the Ipswich Mall, and includes major supermarkets and chain stores, specialties stores and the many government agencies. Most street parking is controlled by parking meters in business hours.

Heritage listings[edit]

Keiraville is a typical late 19th century detached house
View across Queens Park from Limestone Hill Lookout, 2015
The Flour Mill was built at the turn of the last century

Ipswich has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport[edit]

Limestone Street, 2015

Local transport[edit]

There are three forms of public train transport servicing the Ipswich region.

  • Queensland Rail City network offers regular services to and from Ipswich railway station to Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, the eastern suburbs, and western suburbs (as far as Rosewood).
  • Westside Buslines is the prominent bus company in Ipswich, linking all sides of town to Ipswich CBD; Redbank; Springfield; or Forest Lake (in Brisbane).
  • Southern Cross Citilink is a bus which operates between Ipswich and Indooroopilly via Riverlink, Karalee, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Anstead, and Kenmore.
  • Queensland Rail buses offer direct daily services to Gatton, Helidon, Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk, and Toogoolawah.
  • An Airport Express Bus operates from Ipswich to Brisbane Airport on a regular basis. Bookings are essential.

Ipswich also has direct access to the Ipswich Motorway (linking to Brisbane); the Cunningham Highway (linking to Warwick); the Warrego Highway (linking to Toowoomba); and the Centenary Highway (linking Springfield and the Ripley Valley to Brisbane).

Long distance transport[edit]

Education[edit]

Health[edit]

  • Ipswich Hospital Chelmsford Avenue
  • St Andrews Private Hospital, Roderick Street

Many GPs and specialists can be found in Brisbane and Limestone Street, and near both hospitals.

Parks and sports facilities[edit]

  • Queens Park
  • Limestone Park (AFL, running track, velodrome, netball)
  • Sandy Gallop Golf Course
  • BMX track
  • Denmark Hill Conservation Park
  • Ipswich Show Ground (including indoor sports centre)

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Mary's Catholic Church, Elizabeth Street
  • St Paul's Anglican Church, Brisbane Street
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Chermside Street
  • Uniting Church, Ellenborough Street
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cnr Hunter and Haig Streets
  • The Salvation Army, South Street
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, Salisbury Street
  • St John's Lutheran Church, Roderick Street
  • Centro Church, Pring Street

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Ipswich is 2,536, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.[1] The median/average age of the Ipswich population is 37 years of age. 76.5% of people living in Ipswich were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.7%, England 3.4%, India 0.9%, Papua New Guinea 0.6%, Malaysia 0.6%. 85.3% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Cantonese, 0.6% Kirundi (Rundi), 0.6% Malayalam, 0.5% German, 0.4% Mandarin.[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Limestone Hill - hill (entry 42502)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Limestone Hill - neighbourhood (entry 39008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Denmark Hill - hill (entry 42501)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Denmark Hill - neighbourhood (entry 9747)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Queensland Country Women's Association Girls' Hostel (entry 600558)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ulster Hotel (entry 600564)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Queensland National Bank - Bank of Queensland (entry 600559)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Action Realty (entry 600560)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Old Town Hall (entry 600566)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Former Council Offices, Brisbane Street Ipswich (entry 600568)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "St Pauls Anglican Church and Rectory (entry 600591)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bostock Chambers (entry 600563)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Hotel Metropole (entry 600567)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "St Michaels Nursing Home (entry 600573)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ipswich Girls Grammar School (entry 600565)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Lime Kiln Remains (entry 600562)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "St Paul's Young Men's Club - Art Gallery (entry 600584)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ipswich Central Mission - Wesleyan Chapel (entry 600578)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Railway Signal Cabin and Turntable (entry 602464)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Ipswich & West Moreton Building Society (entry 600574)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Ipswich Court House (entry 600575)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall (entry 600576)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Ginn Cottage (entry 600579)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Ipswich Club House (entry 600581)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Liberty Hall - Mary Tregear Hostel (entry 600583)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "St Stephen's Church & Hall (entry 600580)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Queen Victoria Silver Jubilee Memorial Technical College (entry 600586)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Residence, 103 Limestone St (1879) (entry 600585)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  33. ^ "Residence, 109 Limestone Street (c1880) (entry 600582)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  34. ^ "To-Me-Ree (entry 600588)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  35. ^ "St Marys Roman Catholic Church Precinct (entry 600577)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
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  37. ^ "Claremont (entry 600589)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  38. ^ "Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator (former) (entry 600596)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  39. ^ "Brickstone (entry 600590)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  40. ^ "Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Ipswich (entry 600592)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  41. ^ "Challinor Centre (entry 601821)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  42. ^ "Central Congregational Church Manse (entry 600594)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  43. ^ "Toronto (entry 600595)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  44. ^ "Gooloowan (entry 600593)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  45. ^ "Rockton (entry 600552)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  46. ^ "Keiraville (entry 600597)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  47. ^ "Ozanam House (entry 600598)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  48. ^ "Ipswich Grammar School (entry 600601)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.