Mackenzie, Queensland

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Mackenzie
Brisbane CityQueensland
Mt Petrie Rd Park 2018.jpg
Mount Petrie Road Park, 2018
Mackenzie is located in Queensland
Mackenzie
Mackenzie
Coordinates27°32′09″S 153°07′49″E / 27.5358°S 153.1302°E / -27.5358; 153.1302 (Mackenzie (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°32′09″S 153°07′49″E / 27.5358°S 153.1302°E / -27.5358; 153.1302 (Mackenzie (centre of suburb))
Population2,094 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density635/km2 (1,643/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4156
Area3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location16.1 km (10 mi) SE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Mansfield
Federal division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Mackenzie:
Carindale Belmont Burbank
Mansfield Mackenzie Burbank
Wishart Rochedale Burbank

Mackenzie is a south-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Mackenzie had a population of 2,094 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The area is partially covered by undeveloped bushland.[4]

History[edit]

Mount Petrie State School opened on 31 March 1955.[5]

Mount Gravatt Special School opened on 17 May 1971.[where?][6] On 21 September 2012, it was relocated to Mackenzie where it was co-located with Mount Petrie State School, with the schools being renamed MacKenzie State Primary School and Mackenzie Special School.[5][7]

In the 2011 census, Mackenzie had a population of 1,844 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Mackenzie population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median. 71.4% of people living in Mackenzie were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 3.1%, South Africa 2.8%, Sri Lanka 1.5%, Hong Kong 1.1%. 79.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.6% Cantonese, 2.3% Greek, 1.4% Sinhalese, 1.3% Afrikaans, 1% Serbian.[8]

In the 2016 census, Mackenzie had a population of 2,094 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Mackenzie State Primary School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 26 Vivaldi Place (27°32′42″S 153°07′21″E / 27.5451°S 153.1225°E / -27.5451; 153.1225 (Mackenzie State Primary School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 134 students with 11 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[11]

Mackenzie State Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 26 Vivaldi Place (27°32′42″S 153°07′21″E / 27.5451°S 153.1225°E / -27.5451; 153.1225 (Mackenzie State Special School)).[9][12] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 115 students with 36 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).[11]

There is no mainstream secondary school in Mackenzie. The nearest government secondary school is Mansfield State High School in neighbouring Mansfield to the west.[13]

Facilities[edit]

There is a petrol station located in Mackenzie. A number of residential estates with hundreds of new houses have been built in this suburb in the last decade. This is a suburb containing no large or small shopping centres. There has been a recent addition of a fitness station near the park.[citation needed]

Amenities[edit]

ThreeSixteen Wesleyan Methodist Church is at 519 Mount Petrie Road (27°32′25″S 153°07′14″E / 27.5403°S 153.1206°E / -27.5403; 153.1206 (ThreeSixteen Wesleyan Methodist Church)).[14] Hesed Grace (Chinese) Church, Mackenzie Samoan Church and Unity in Christ Tongan Church also hold services there. They are all part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.[15]

Gateway Baptist Church has a campus at 1052 Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road (27°32′38″S 153°07′53″E / 27.5438°S 153.1315°E / -27.5438; 153.1315 (Gateway Baptist Church)).[16]

Transport[edit]

It takes 20–25 minutes to drive the 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the Brisbane CBD via the South East Freeway (off-peak).[4] Neighbouring suburbs include Belmont, Carindale, Mansfield, Rochedale, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wishart, Burbank and Chandler. Major roads such as Mount Gravatt - Capalaba Road and Gateway Motorway run through Mackenzie.

Mt Gravatt Bus services around Mackenzie, buses can access to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Garden City and City.

On the day of the 2011 census, 11.5% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 70.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mackenzie (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Mackenzie – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 50099)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b "History of Mackenzie". OurBrisbane. Archived from the original on 18 February 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Mackenzie Special School". Thelander Architecture & Interiors. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mackenzie". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Mackenzie State Primary School". Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Mackenzie State Special School". Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  14. ^ "ThreeSixteen Wesleyan Methodist Church". ThreeSixteen. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  15. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Home". Gateway Baptist Mackenzie. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

External links[edit]

  • "Mackenzie". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.