Kelvin Grove, Queensland
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Kelvin Grove Urban Village
|Population||6,018 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
|State electorate(s)||Brisbane Central|
Kelvin Grove is an inner northern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the CBD. This hilly suburb takes its name from Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow, Scotland. It is primarily residential with tree-lined streets and some commercial and light industrial activities along its main thoroughfare, Kelvin Grove Road. La Boite Theatre Company, Queensland's second largest theatre company, operates from the Roundhouse Theatre on the Kelvin Grove campus of the Queensland University of Technology.
According to the 2011 Census there were 6,018 people living in the suburb with a median age of 27.
In 1901 electric trams commenced operations along Kelvin Grove Road, running to the city. The tram service ceased in December 1968 and since that time diesel and more recently compressed natural gas buses operated by the Brisbane City Council have served the suburb. Electric trolley-buses, also operated by the Brisbane City Council connected the suburb with Fortitude Valley, via Herston between 1953 and 1969.
Following the closure of the Gona Barracks in 1998, the 7 hectares (17 acres) site was used as the basis of an urban renewal program resulting in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village which integrates the Kelvin Grove campus of Queensland University of Technology with residential and commercial buildings. The Kelvin Grove Urban Village was officially opened by Queensland Premier Peter Beattie on 24 November 2003.
Kelvin Grove has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Kelvin Grove, Red Hill, Paddington: Ithaca Embankments
- 3, 7,12, 25 & 26 Gona Parade: Gona Barracks
- 95-107 Musk Avenue: Student residences
- 104A Kelvin Grove Road: Kelvin Grove Fig Trees and Air Raid Shelter
- 188 L'Estrange Terrace: AMA House
In the 2011 census, Kelvin Grove recorded a population of 6,018 people, 52% female and 48% male.
The median age of the Kelvin Grove population was 27 years of age, 10 years below the Australian median.
60.8% of people living in Kelvin Grove were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were China 3.6%, Saudi Arabia 3.4%, England 2.9%, India 2.4%, New Zealand 2.3%.
69.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.6% Arabic, 3.7% Mandarin, 1.7% Cantonese, 1.5% Malay, 1.1% Korean.
- Kelvin Grove State College
- Queensland Academy for Creative Industries
- Kelvin Grove Campus of the Queensland University of Technology
- La Boite Theatre Company performs at the Roundhouse Theatre at Queensland University of Technology
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kelvin Grove, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "Basic Community Profile - Kelvin Grove". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "Premier opens $38m Kelvin Grove Urban Village Infrastructure". Queensland Government. 24 November 2003. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "Ithaca Embankments (entry 601209)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Gona Barracks (entry 601966)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Student Residences, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus (entry 602235)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Kelvin Grove Fig Trees and Air Raid Shelter (entry 602196)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "AMA House (entry 601358)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
Media related to Kelvin Grove, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
- "Kelvin Grove". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- "Kelvin Grove". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 14 February 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2013.