Kenmore Hills, Queensland
|Population||2,402 (2016 census)|
|• Density||511/km2 (1,324/sq mi)|
|Area||4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) W of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
In 1932 Father Robert Bartlett Bates, the rector of All Saints Anglican Church at Wickham Terrace purchased a house at 139 Brookfield Road ( ) to establish St John's Home for Aged Men, which subsequently relocated to West Toowong (where it continues to operate as St John's Residential Aged Care Home). On 12 May 1934 the Anglican Church opened St Christopher's Lodge, a home for boys. It was officially opened by James Francis Maxwell, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong. It was a farm school which operated until circa 1959. Around thid time 18 acres (7.3 ha) of the site was sold to the Presbyterian Church (now the Uniting Church in Australia) to develop an aged care centre. It was subsequently used a friary used by the Society of Saint Francis, a centre for contemplative spirituality and other community purposes. It is listed on the Brisbane Heritage Register. In 2019 the site was sold by the Anglican Church to the Uniting Church on the condition that community could continue to use the site.
There are no schools in Kenmore Hills. The nearest primary schools are Chapel Hill State School in neighouring Chapel Hill to the east, Kenmore State School in neighbouring Kenmore to the south, and Brookfield State School in neighbouring Brookfield to the west. The nearest secondary school is Kenmore State High School in Kenmore.
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The median age of the Kenmore Hills population was 44 years of age, 7 years above the Australian median.
60.5% of people living in Kenmore Hills were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 7.5%, South Africa 4.2%, New Zealand 3%, India 2.4%, Scotland 1.3%.
81.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.9% Mandarin, 1.1% German, 1% Cantonese, 0.9% Telugu, 0.8% Afrikaans.
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