Kenmore Hills, Queensland

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Kenmore Hills
BrisbaneQueensland
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Kenmore Hills is located in Queensland
Kenmore Hills
Kenmore Hills
Coordinates27°29′37″S 152°55′46″E / 27.4936°S 152.9294°E / -27.4936; 152.9294 (Kenmore Hills (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°29′37″S 152°55′46″E / 27.4936°S 152.9294°E / -27.4936; 152.9294 (Kenmore Hills (centre of suburb))
Population2,402 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density511/km2 (1,324/sq mi)
Established1975
Postcode(s)4069
Area4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location12 km (7 mi) W of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Kenmore Hills:
Brookfield Mount Coot-tha Chapel Hill
Brookfield Kenmore Hills Chapel Hill
Brookfield Kenmore Kenmore

Kenmore Hills is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Kenmore Hills had a population of 2,402 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kenmore Hills is 13.0 kilometres (8.1 mi) by road by the Brisbane GPO.[4]

Although the northern part of the suburb is on the foothills of Mount Coot-tha, there is only one named peak in the suburb: Carver Hill in the south-east (27°30′02″S 152°55′51″E / 27.5005°S 152.9308°E / -27.5005; 152.9308 (Carver Hill)) at 70 metres (230 ft) above sea level.[5][6]

History[edit]

Kenmore Hills originally formed part of Brookfield, but in 1969 the name was changed to Kenmore Hills, based on the neighbouring suburb of Kenmore.[3]

In 1932 Father Robert Bartlett Bates, the rector of All Saints Anglican Church at Wickham Terrace purchased a house at 139 Brookfield Road (27°30′01″S 152°55′52″E / 27.5004°S 152.9310°E / -27.5004; 152.9310 (Old Friary)) 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).[7] 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.[8] 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.[9][10][11] It is listed on the Brisbane Heritage Register.[12] 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.[13]

In the 2011 census Kenmore Hills had a population of 2,577 people.[14]

In the 2016 census Kenmore Hills had a population of 2,402 people.[1]

Education[edit]

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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Kenmore Hills recorded a population of 2,577 people, 53.2% female and 46.8% male.[14]

The median age of the Kenmore Hills population was 44 years of age, 7 years above the Australian median.[14]

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%.[14]

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.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kenmore Hills (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Kenmore Hills – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 48322)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Brisbane GPO to Kenmore Hills". Google Maps. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Carver Hill – hill in City of Brisbane (entry 6385)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ "St John's Residential Aged Care Home". Anglicare Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  8. ^ "CHURCH NEWS". Daily Standard. No. 6645. Queensland, Australia. 5 May 1934. p. 6. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "St Christopher's Lodge (1934 - 1959)". Find and Connect. National Redress Scheme. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  10. ^ "About the Old Friary - The Friary Community". www.friary.org.au. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Friary brief history 27 Aug 18 (V.Binns).doc". docs.google.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Old Friary Compex". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Revisiting the Old Friary in Kenmore Hills". KenmoreNews. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kenmore Hills". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Edit this at Wikidata

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