Murrumba Downs, Queensland

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Murrumba Downs
Queensland
Black Duck Creek Murumba Downs, Queensland.jpg
Black Duck Creek, 2016
Murrumba Downs is located in Queensland
Murrumba Downs
Murrumba Downs
Coordinates27°16′12″S 153°00′33″E / 27.2700°S 153.0091°E / -27.2700; 153.0091Coordinates: 27°16′12″S 153°00′33″E / 27.2700°S 153.0091°E / -27.2700; 153.0091
Population10,681 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,669/km2 (4,320/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4503
Area6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Murrumba
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Murrumba Downs:
Kallangur Mango Hill Griffin
Kallangur Murrumba Downs Griffin
Lawnton Bald Hills Griffin

Murrumba Downs is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Murrumba Downs had a population of 10,680 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Murrumba Downs is located east of Kallangur on the Bruce Highway 24.6 kilometres (15.3 mi) by road north of the Brisbane central business district.

It is bounded by Fresh Water Creek to the north, the North Pine River to the south and Bruce Highway to the east.

History[edit]

Murrumba Downs is on land that was part of the Murrumba property, bought by Thomas Petrie about 1858 and farmed by his family for almost 100 years.[3] The name Murrumba was derived from the Yuggera word in the Yugarabul dialect meaning good or good place.[2]

Undurba State School opened 23 January 1978.[4]

Living Faith Lutheran Primary School opened on 11 January 2001.[4]

Murrumba State Secondary College opened on 1 January 2012.[4]

In the 2016 census, Murrumba Downs had a population of 10,681 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Murrumba Downs recorded a population of 9,393 people: 51.4% female and 48.6% male.[5] The median age of the Murrumba Downs population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 76.2% of people living in Murrumba Downs were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.6%, England 4.9%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%, Philippines 0.6%. 89.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Hindi, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog.[5]

Education[edit]

Undurba State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 49-57 Ogg Road (27°15′46″S 153°00′29″E / 27.2627°S 153.0080°E / -27.2627; 153.0080 (Undurba State School)).[6][7] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,010 students with 72 teachers (64 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).[8] It includes a special education program.[9]

Living Faith Lutheran Primary School is an independent primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 50 Brays Road (27°15′21″S 153°00′54″E / 27.2558°S 153.0149°E / -27.2558; 153.0149 (Living Faith Lutheran Primary School)).[6][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 508 students with 32 teachers (27 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[8]

Murrumba State Secondary College is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 201-207 Goodfellows Road (27°15′33″S 153°00′28″E / 27.2592°S 153.0077°E / -27.2592; 153.0077 (Murrumba State Secondary College)).[6][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,387 students with 107 teachers (103 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).[8] It includes a special education program.[6] It was the first secondary site in Queensland to introduce Year 7 into Junior Secondary as part of the Flying Start initiative.[12]

Transport[edit]

Murrumba Downs railway station, January 2017

Murrumba Downs railway station on the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line opened on 4 October 2016.[13]

Recreation[edit]

The 10-hectare (25-acre) John Oxley Reserve was named after the New South Wales Surveyor-General John Oxley. In 1823, Oxley rescued shipwrecked ex-convicts Pamphlett and Finnegan, who told him about a large river, meaning the Brisbane River, but led Oxley to the Pine River by mistake. Oxley named it "Deception River" because of this. The party travelled upstream to Oxley's Inlet. The reserve is a popular place for bush walking, social gatherings and children's activities.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Murrumba Downs (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Murrumba Downs – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45457)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ Hall, Noeline (1974). "Petrie, Thomas (1831–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 7 March 2010 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  4. ^ a b c "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Undurba State School". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Undurba SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Living Faith Lutheran Primary School". Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Murrumba State Secondary College". Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Flying Start Initiative". Archived from the original on 7 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ Hinchliffe, Stirling (1 April 2020). "First morning of Redcliffe Peninsula Line". Media Statements. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 1 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  14. ^ "John Oxley Reserve - Murrumba Downs". Visit Moreton Bay Region. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.

External links[edit]

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