Park Ridge, Queensland

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Park Ridge
Logan CityQueensland
Park Ridge Road Park Ridge.jpg
Park Ridge Road, 2014
Population2,503 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density145.5/km2 (376.9/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4125
Area17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Logan
Federal Division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Park Ridge:
Boronia Heights Regents Park Heritage Park
Greenbank Park Ridge Logan Reserve
Greenbank Park Ridge South Chambers Flat

Park Ridge is a suburb of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] Park Ridge lies to Logan's west and enjoys a rural setting. There are manicured acreage properties buffered by bushland. At the 2011 census the suburb recorded a population of 2,328.[3] Part of the suburb's western boundary is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway.

History[edit]

Logan Ridges was the original name for the suburb of Park Ridges. This was until the early 1890s, when the post office changed its name to reflect the park-like nature of the area.[4]

Early settlers hailed from Yorkshire and timber-getting and farming were the primary industries during the 1890s and remained important through to the early 20th century, when tobacco growing was taken on. Success was fleeting and eventually poultry farming came to the fore; Ingham's Chickens becoming a major employer.[4]

Park Ridge Provisional School opened on 23 April 1895 located between Rosia Road and Hillcrest Road; it became a state school on 1 January 1909.[5] Unfortunately, the building did not have ant caps on the stumps and eventually the white ants damaged the building. In 1915, the school relocated to its present site where the (then) disused Browns Plains Provision School had been relocated.[4]

Park Ridge State High School opened on 29 January 1991.[6]

Saint Philomena School opened on 2 February 1999. on 11 acres (4.5 ha) of rural land. It is affiliated with the Society of St Pius X.[7]

Parklands Christian College opened on 11 April 2001.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The size of Park Ridge is approximately 17 km². The population of Park Ridge in 1996 was 1,549 people. By 2001 the population was 1,745 showing a population growth of 13% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Park Ridge is 50 – 59 years.

Households in Park Ridge are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1000.00 - $1200.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Park Ridge work in a professional occupation. In 1996, 71% of the homes in Park Ridge were owner-occupied compared with 70% in 2001. Park Ridge is known as one of the largest major areas in South East Queensland in terms of size, with a portion of the suburb being entitled as acreage land which is also the reason for high house prices.

In the 2011 census, Park Ridge recorded a population of 2,328 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Park Ridge population was 54 years, 17 years above the national median of 37.

62.1% of people living in Park Ridge were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.8%, New Zealand 5.2%, Taiwan 4.1%, Scotland 1.4%, Netherlands 1.3%.

80.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 5.6% Mandarin, 1.2% Vietnamese, 0.8% Dutch, 0.6% German, 0.6% Slovak.

Education[edit]

Park Ridge State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3776 Mt Lindesay Highway (27°42′06″S 153°02′20″E / 27.7016°S 153.0388°E / -27.7016; 153.0388 (Park Ridge State School)).[9][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 577 students with 43 teachers (38 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

Saint Philomena School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 61-71 Koplick Road (27°43′15″S 153°05′03″E / 27.7208°S 153.0841°E / -27.7208; 153.0841 (Saint Philomena School)).[9][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 171 students with 16 teachers (15 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).[11]

Parklands Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 11 Hillcrest Road (27°42′57″S 153°02′08″E / 27.7157°S 153.0356°E / -27.7157; 153.0356 (Parklands Christian College)).[9][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 654 students with 44 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 60 non-teaching staff (44 full-time equivalent).[11]

Park Ridge State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 14-30 Lancewood Street (27°42′01″S 153°02′01″E / 27.7003°S 153.0337°E / -27.7003; 153.0337 (Park Ridge State High School)).[9][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1176 students with 98 teachers (96 full-time equivalent) and 60 non-teaching staff (41 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Park Ridge (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Park Ridge (entry 45284)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Park Ridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b c "Park Ridge". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Agency ID5611, Park Ridge State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Location and history". Saint Philomena School. Archived from the original on 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Park Ridge State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Saint Philomena School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Parklands Christian College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Park Ridge State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 27°42′S 153°04′E / 27.700°S 153.067°E / -27.700; 153.067