Oxenford, Queensland

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Oxenford
Gold CoastQueensland
Oxenford Causeway.jpg
View from Old Tamborine Road overlooking the Coomera River
Oxenford is located in Queensland
Oxenford
Oxenford
Coordinates27°54′22″S 153°18′14″E / 27.9061°S 153.3038°E / -27.9061; 153.3038 (Oxenford (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°54′22″S 153°18′14″E / 27.9061°S 153.3038°E / -27.9061; 153.3038 (Oxenford (centre of suburb))
Population11,842 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density851.9/km2 (2,207/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4210
Area13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Theodore
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Oxenford:
Upper Coomera Upper Coomera Coomera
Maudsland Oxenford Helensvale
Maudsland Pacific Pines Gaven

Oxenford is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Oxenford had a population of 11,842 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bordered to the west and north by the Coomera River, to the east by the Pacific Motorway and to the south by Universal Street, Binstead Way, Kopps Road and the Gaven Arterial Road.[3]

The western edge of the suburb is also bordered by the Coomera River, which can only be crossed via the Coomera River causeway.

The neighbourhood of Studio Village is the south of the suburb (27°55′09″S 153°19′04″E / 27.9191°S 153.3177°E / -27.9191; 153.3177 (Studio Village)). [4] It is adjacent to Wet'n'Wild Water World and Warner Bros. Movie World.[3] the subdivision's name itself was inspired by Movie World.[4] The street names in the subdividion refer to objects or people within Hollywood and film culture.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from the railway station which in turn was named after William Robert Oxenford, who purchased 160 acres (65 ha) in the Coomera district in 1869 and served for many years in the Coomera Shire Council.[5][6][7]

Oxenford Railway Station and Oxenford Railway Hotel

The South Coast railway line was an extension of the Beenleigh railway line to Southport. The line opened on 24 January 1889 with Oxenford railway station (approx 27°53′08″S 153°18′55″E / 27.8855°S 153.3154°E / -27.8855; 153.3154 (Oxenford railway station)), [8][9] originally named 39 Mile Platform because it was 39 miles (63 km) from the terminus at South Brisbane railway station.[10] The station was in use until 30 June 1964 when the line closed. When the modern Gold Coast railway line was built in 1996, the line did not pass through Oxenford but through Helensvale to the east and Helensvale railway station is the nearest station to Oxenford.[3] However, the Pacific Motorway roughly follows the route of the old South Coast railway line.

Work on the road south to Southport was undertaken in 1928.[11]

Oxenford State School opened on 27 January 1987.[12]

Gaven State School opened on 27 January 1995.[12]

In the 2016 census, Oxenford had a population of 11,842 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 11,842 people in Oxenford, where:[1]

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.
  • 66.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 10.0%, England 6.0% and South Africa 1.7%.
  • 86.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 1.0%.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.4%, Catholic 19.1% and Anglican 18.5%.

Education[edit]

Oxenford State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 90 Michigan Drive (27°53′58″S 153°18′14″E / 27.8994°S 153.3039°E / -27.8994; 153.3039 (Oxenford State School)).[13][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 559 students with 41 teachers (35 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Gaven State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Universal Street (27°55′11″S 153°18′18″E / 27.9196°S 153.3051°E / -27.9196; 153.3051 (Gaven State School)).[13][16] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 694 students with 50 teachers (43 full-time equivalent) and 35 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

There are no secondary schools in Oxenford. The nearest secondary schools are Helensvale State High School in Helensvale and Pacific Pines State High School in Pacific Pines.[3]

Community groups[edit]

The Coomera branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the 161 Maudsland Road (27°54′51″S 153°16′58″E / 27.9142°S 153.2829°E / -27.9142; 153.2829 (Coomera Country Women's Association)).[17]

There is a Neighbourhood Watch group in Oxenford.[18]

Attractions[edit]

Theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World (27°54′25″S 153°18′47″E / 27.907°S 153.313°E / -27.907; 153.313 (Warner Bros. Movie World)) and Wet'n'Wild Water World (27°54′54″S 153°19′05″E / 27.915°S 153.318°E / -27.915; 153.318 (Wet'n'Wild Water World)) are located within Oxenford's boundaries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oxenford (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Oxenford – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46075)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Studio Village – neighbourhood in City of Gold Coast (entry 39101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  5. ^ "CROWN LAND SELECTIONS". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 7 July 1869. p. 3. Retrieved 19 April 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "REPRESENTATIVE MEN.--XI". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 22 June 1907. p. 13. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "PERSONAL". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 5 April 1919. p. 15. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "Untitled" (Map). Queensland Government. 1947. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Parish of Barrow" (Map). Queensland Government. 1973. Archived from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  10. ^ "THE SOUTHPORT RAILWAY". The Brisbane Courier. XLV (9, 682). 25 January 1889. p. 6. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Southport Road". The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 10 April 1928. p. 15 Edition: 5 O'CLOCK CITY EDITION. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  12. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Oxenford State School". Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Gaven State School". Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch". Archived from the original on 25 February 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.

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