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
Coordinates 27°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
Population 10,681 (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.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Murrumba Downs recorded a population of 9,393 people: 51.4% female and 48.6% male.[3] 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.[3]

Education[edit]

  • Undurba State School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[4] It opened 23 January 1978.[5]
  • Living Faith Lutheran Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[6] The school opened on 11 January 2001.[7]
  • Murrumba State Secondary College opened on 1 January 2012.[8] Murrumba State Secondary College was the first secondary site in Queensland to introduce Year 7 into Junior Secondary as part of the Flying Start initiative.[9]

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 2010-03-07. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Murrumba Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Undurba State School". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Living Faith Lutheran Primary School". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Flying Start Initiative". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 

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