Manly West, Queensland

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Manly West
BrisbaneQueensland
Robtrish St Park 2018.jpg
Robtrish Street Park, 2018
Manly West is located in Queensland
Manly West
Manly West
CoordinatesCoordinates: 27°28′S 153°10′E / 27.467°S 153.167°E / -27.467; 153.167
Population11,978 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4179
Location16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Manly West:
Wynnum West Wynnum Manly
Wynnum West Manly West Lota
Tingalpa Wakerley Ransome

Manly West is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Manly West had a population of 11,978 people.[4]

Geography[edit]

Manly West is one suburb inland from the bay and the most common style of housing in the area is modern, low-set brick houses. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of the CBD.

History[edit]

Manly West originally was a part of the suburb of Manly (which takes its name from Manly, New South Wales). It was officially gazetted as a separate suburb in 1975.[3][5]

Moreton Bay Girls' High School opened on 31 January 1901 on Bay Terrace Wynnum with 20 day students and 6 boarding students. It was established by Alice J Alison Greene and her sister Anne.[6] In 1944 the Greene family gave the school to the Methodist Church which transferred it to the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools’ Association. In 1957, the school was renamed Moreton Bay College. In 1975 the PMSA decided to close the school due to a slump in student numbers to 125. Negative reaction from parents and the community resulted in the Uniting Church taking back control of the school and establishing an independent board to pursue a new strategic plan. The boarding school closed in 1980. In 1981 a new site of 20 hectares (49 acres) was purchased in Wondall Road in Manly West. The primary school commenced operations on the new site at the start of 1984 with the secondary school relocating at the start of 1986. The school celebrated its centenary in 2001 with an enrolment of 1,170 students. In April 2003 the Upper Brookfield Uniting church building was relocated to the school for use as a chapel.[7]

Manly West State School opened on 28 January 1958.[6][8] The swimming pool was added in 1977.

Wondall Road State School opened on 12 September 1966. In 1967 it was renamed Wondall Heights State School.[6]

Moreton Bay Boys College opened on 24 February 2003.[6]

In the 2011 census the population of Manly West was 11,195 people.[9]

In the 2016 census, Manly West had a population of 11,978 people.[4]

Education[edit]

Manly West State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 226 Manly Road (27°28′08″S 153°10′27″E / 27.4690°S 153.1742°E / -27.4690; 153.1742 (Manly West State School)).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 485 students with 37 teachers (30 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Wondall Heights State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Wondall Road (27°27′51″S 153°09′31″E / 27.4641°S 153.1587°E / -27.4641; 153.1587 (Wondall Heights State School)).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 666 students with 51 teachers (44 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Moreton Bay College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for girls at 450 Wondall Road (27°28′11″S 153°09′01″E / 27.4698°S 153.1502°E / -27.4698; 153.1502 (Moreton Bay College)).[10][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1120 students with 102 teachers (96 full-time equivalent) and 73 non-teaching staff (56 full-time equivalent).[12]

Moreton Bay Boys College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys at 258-302 Manly Road (27°28′15″S 153°10′21″E / 27.4707°S 153.1724°E / -27.4707; 153.1724 (Moreton Bay Boys College)).[10][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 464 students with 44 teachers (42 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[12]

Manly West also has a preschool.

Amenities[edit]

Manly West is serviced by a fortnightly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service at the Mayfair Village Shopping Centre on Manly Road.[16]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Manly West was 11,195, 52% female and 48% male.[9] The median age of the Manly West population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian median. 78.1% of people living in Manly West were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 4.8%, South Africa 0.9%, Scotland 0.7%, Philippines 0.5%. 91.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% Arabic, 0.3% Spanish.[9]

Over 47% of households in this area consist of a couple with children and a further 35% are couples without children. Stand alone house account for 87% of all dwellings in this area, with townhouses accounting for a further 10%.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Manly West(State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Doboy Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Manly West - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 50231)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Manly West (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "History of Manly West". Our Brisbane. Archived from the original on 14 September 2006. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d 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. ^ "Our history". Moreton Bay College. 20 February 2020. Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Manly West, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Manly West State School". Archived from the original on 20 February 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Wondall Heights State School". Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Moreton Bay College". Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Moreton Bay Boys College". Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Mobile library services". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.

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