Regents Park, Queensland

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Regents Park
Logan CityQueensland
Lamberth Road Regents Park.JPG
Lamberth Road, 2014
Regents Park is located in Queensland
Regents Park
Regents Park
Coordinates 27°40′34″S 153°02′32″E / 27.67611°S 153.04222°E / -27.67611; 153.04222Coordinates: 27°40′34″S 153°02′32″E / 27.67611°S 153.04222°E / -27.67611; 153.04222
Population 10,657 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4118
Location 25 km (16 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Logan
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Regents Park:
Hillcrest Browns Plains Browns Plains
Hillcrest Regents Park Heritage Park
Boronia Heights Park Ridge Heritage Park

Regents Park is a suburb of Logan City, immediately south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.[2] The suburb is approximately 5 km² (476 hectares) in area, 12% of which is taken up by five parks. In the 2011 census, Regents Park had a population of 10,657 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1991 5,399 —    
1996 8,206 +8.73%
2001 9,184 +2.28%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 9,538 +0.76%
2011 10,657 +2.24%

In the 2011 census, Regents Park had a population of 10,657 people; the population was 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Regents Park population was 30 years, 7 years below the Australian average. Children aged under 15 years made up 25.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.0% of the population. 67.1% of people living in Regents Park were born in Australia, similar to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.2%, England 3.6%, Philippines 1.5%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%. 80.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.3% Samoan, 1.2% Serbian, 1.2% Spanish, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.7% Croatian. The most common response for religious affiliation was No Religion 24.9%, followed by Catholic 23.1%, Anglican 15.8%, Uniting Church 5.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.1%. The great majority of households (84.9%) were family households, 12.3% were single person households and 2.8% were group households. The average household size was 3.1 people. Median mortgage repayments in Regents Park were $1,820, which is similar to the national median of $1,800.[1]

History[edit]

Regents Park was originally part of Browns Plains. It was subdivided for residential housing in the early 1980s. The name Regents Park was proposed by the land developer.[2][3]

Yugumbir State School opened on 28 January 1986. Regents Park State School opened on 1 January 1994.[4]

Education[edit]

Yugumbir State School, 2014
Regents Park State School

There are three schools in Regents Park:

Libraries[edit]

Logan West Library is located in Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains near Grand Plaza. Other Logan City Council libraries not far away are in Greenbank and Marsden. Visit the LCC Library Page for more information.

Weekend Markets[edit]

There are three weekend markets near Regents Park:

  • Woodridge Train Station Markets, every Sunday 6 am - 12 noon, Croydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station)
    A traditional multicultural fresh produce street market, easily accessible by train
  • Logan Central Markets, every Sunday 6 am - 12 noon, Logan Central Plaza, Wembley Road, Logan Central
  • Browns Plains Markets, first & third Saturday of every month, mornings, showgrounds at the corner of Browns Plains and Waller Roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Regents Park (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Regents Park (entry 47119)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Regents Park". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Prospectus 2014" (PDF). Yugumbir State School. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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