One Mile, Queensland

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One Mile
Philip Street at One Mile, Queensland.jpg
Philip Street, 2016
One Mile is located in Queensland
One Mile
One Mile
Coordinates27°38′06″S 152°44′28″E / 27.635°S 152.741°E / -27.635; 152.741Coordinates: 27°38′06″S 152°44′28″E / 27.635°S 152.741°E / -27.635; 152.741
Population2,077 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density944/km2 (2,450/sq mi)
Area2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around One Mile:
Wulkuraka Leichhardt Ipswich
Amberley One Mile Churchill
Amberley Yamanto Churchill

One Mile is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,077. At that time, One Mile had an unemployment rate of 12.2%, nearly double that of the Australian unemployment rate of 6.9%.[1]


One Mile was known as Moopi Moopi Pa by the Quandamooka people.[3]

In 1943, after the closure of the Myora Mission, some of the residents were moved to One Mile; others went to Dunwich.[3]

The origin of the suburb name is from its approximate distance from the Ipswich CBD.[2] It was one mile from the centre of Ipswich to the crossing of the Bremer River on the road to Toowoomba (now the Old Toowoomba Road).[4] The bridge at this crossing was known as the One Mile Bridge until it was renamed the Don Livingstone One Mile Bridge in 2015 after Don Livingstone, a former Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the local area.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "One Mile (QLD) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "One Mile – suburb (entry 45067)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Robert V. (2001). "History, Life And Times of Robert Anderson: Gheebelum, Ngugi, Mulgumpin". Uniikup Productions. Retrieved 27 February 2020. Community and personal history of a Ngugi Elder of Mulgumpin in Quandamooka, South East Queensland, Australia.
  4. ^ "Suburb and Place Names". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ Bennion, Brian (19 February 2015). "Bridge honour for Livingstone". Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 1 May 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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