Mount Forbes, Queensland

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Mount Forbes
City of IpswichQueensland
StateLibQld 1 183271 Opening of the Mount Forbes Methodist Church, ca. 1911.jpg
Opening of the Mount Forbes Methodist Church, ca. 1911
Mount Forbes is located in Queensland
Mount Forbes
Mount Forbes
Coordinates27°44′15″S 152°36′42″E / 27.73750°S 152.61167°E / -27.73750; 152.61167Coordinates: 27°44′15″S 152°36′42″E / 27.73750°S 152.61167°E / -27.73750; 152.61167
Population263 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Mount Forbes:
Lower Mount Walker Ebenezer Willowbank
Mount Walker Mount Forbes Mutdapilly
Mount Walker Coleyville Mutdapilly

Mount Forbes is a locality in south-east Queensland, Australia. It is split between the local government areas of City of Ipswich and Scenic Rim Region.[2][3]

Mount Forbes was formerly the name of nearby Mount Walker, Queensland.[4] Mount Forbes Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1897) and closed in 1953.[5]


Francis Forbes

John Oxley chose the name Mount Forbes in 1824, after Sir Francis Forbes (1784-1841) the then Chief Justice of New South Wales.[4]


Mount Forbes has a population of 263 at the 2016 census. The locality contains 93 households, in which 50.0% of the population are males and 50.0% of the population are females with a median age of 35, 3 years below the national average. The average weekly household income is $1,520, $83 above the national average.

3.0% of Mount Forbes's population is either of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. 70.5% of the population aged 15 or over is either registered or de facto married, while 29.5% of the population is not married. 34.3% of the population is currently attending some form of a compulsory education. The most common nominated ancestries were Australian (35.7%), English (27.5%) and German (9.9%), while the most common country of birth was Australia (78.7%), and the most commonly spoken language at home was English (83.3%). The most common nominated religions were No religion (24.3%), Not stated (20.6%) and Anglican (14.7%). The most common occupation was a technician/trades worker (17.6%) and the majority/plurality of residents worked 40 or more hours per week (46.3%).[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Forbes". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 January 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mount Forbes (Ipswich City) (entry 46552)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Mount Forbes (Scenic Rim Regional Council) (entry 45215)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Mount Walker (entry 45216)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.