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°15′39″S 153°0′41″E / 27.26083°S 153.01139°E / -27.26083; 153.01139Coordinates: 27°15′39″S 153°0′41″E / 27.26083°S 153.01139°E / -27.26083; 153.01139
Population10,681 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4503
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Murrumba
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Murrumba Downs:
Kallangur Kallangur Mango Hill
Kallangur
Lawnton
Murrumba Downs Griffin
Lawnton Bald Hills Griffin

Murrumba Downs is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located east of Kallangur on the Bruce Highway 24 km north of the Brisbane central business district.

Geography[edit]

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.[2] The name Murrumba was derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and means Good place.

Undurba State School opened 23 January 1978.[3]

Living Faith Lutheran Primary School opened on 11 January 2001.[3]

Murrumba State Secondary College opened on 1 January 2012.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Murrumba Downs recorded a population of 9,393 people: 51.4% female and 48.6% male.[4] 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.[4]

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)).[5][6] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1010 students with 72 teachers (64 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).[7] It includes a special education program.[8]

Living Faith Lutheran Primary School is a private 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)).[5][9] 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).[7]

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)).[5][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1387 students with 107 teachers (103 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).[7] It includes a special education program.[5] It was the first secondary site in Queensland to introduce Year 7 into Junior Secondary as part of the Flying Start initiative.[11]

Transport[edit]

Murrumba Downs railway station opened on 4th, October 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hall, Noeline (1974). "Petrie, Thomas (1831–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Undurba State School". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Undurba SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Living Faith Lutheran Primary School". Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Murrumba State Secondary College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Flying Start Initiative". Archived from the original on 7 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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