Stafford Heights, Queensland

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Stafford Heights
BrisbaneQueensland
View of Brisbane city from Stafford Heights - panoramio.jpg
View of Brisbane city from Stafford Heights
Stafford Heights is located in Queensland
Stafford Heights
Stafford Heights
Coordinates27°23′44″S 153°00′38″E / 27.3955°S 153.0105°E / -27.3955; 153.0105 (Stafford Heights (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°23′44″S 153°00′38″E / 27.3955°S 153.0105°E / -27.3955; 153.0105 (Stafford Heights (centre of suburb))
Population6,833 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,440/km2 (6,320/sq mi)
Area2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location10.2 km (6 mi) N of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Marchant Ward;[2] McDowall Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Lilley
Suburbs around Stafford Heights:
McDowall Chermside West Kedron
Everton Park Stafford Heights Kedron
Everton Park Stafford Stafford

Stafford Heights is a northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4] In the 2016 census, Stafford Heights had a population of 6,833 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stafford Heights is 10.2 kilometres (6.3 mi) north of the Brisbane GPO by road.[5]

Stafford Heights is generally hilly, and has one major waterway, Downfall Creek. Stafford Heights is north of Stafford.

History[edit]

Real estate map of Kedron View Estate (mostly now within Stafford Heights), circa 1914

Stafford Heights is named because it is on higher ground than its neighbouring Stafford. The Heights name was used locally as a neighbourhood name from the 1950s, but it became a gazetted suburb in 1975. Stafford was a name adopted by local consent in 1885–1886, after Staffordshire in England.[4]

Stafford Heights State School opened on 3 April 1956.[6]

Somerset Hills State School opened on 24 January 1966.[6]

A small part of north-east Stafford Heights is part of Paramount Estate, a plan which involved naming the streets after the last names of actors at around the 1970s.[example needed] The majority of Paramount Estate lies in McDowall.[citation needed]

Since the 1970s, the population of this suburb has been slow declining, as is shown by the census figures for population.[citation needed][dubious ]

In 2002, Queen of Apostles Catholic Primary School opened its lower campus for younger students. Its original "upper" campus opened on 30 January 1962 in Stafford to the south.[6][7][8]

In the 2011 census, the population of Stafford Heights was 6,780, 51.8% female and 48.2% male. The median age of the Stafford Heights population was 38 years, 1 year above the Australian median. 76.9% of people living in Stafford Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.6%, Italy 1.7%, Philippines 1%, India 0.5%. 84.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.9% Italian, 0.5% Greek, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Arabic.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, Stafford Heights had a population of 6,833 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Stafford Heights State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 95 Redwood Street (27°24′07″S 153°00′14″E / 27.4019°S 153.0040°E / -27.4019; 153.0040 (Stafford Heights State School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 134 students with 14 teachers (10 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).[11]

Somerset Hills State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls on the corner of Webster Road and Kitchener Road (27°23′52″S 153°01′08″E / 27.3979°S 153.0190°E / -27.3979; 153.0190 (Somerset Hills State School)).[9][12] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 160 students with 16 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

Queen of Apostles Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls. The school has two campuses. The lower campus (Prep-2) is at 46 Chuter Street in Stafford Heights (27°23′35″S 153°00′28″E / 27.3931°S 153.0079°E / -27.3931; 153.0079 (Queen of Apostles Primary School (lower campus))), while the upper campus (3-6) is at 10 Thuruna Street in neighbouring Stafford to the south.[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 486 students with 40 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 35 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[15]

There are no secondary schools in Stafford Heights. The nearest government secondary schools are Craigslea State High School in neighbouring Chermside West to the north, Everton Park State High School in neighbouring Everton Park to the south-west, and Wavell State High School in Wavell Heights to the east.[16]

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stafford Heights (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Stafford Heights – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49716)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  5. ^ Google (3 March 2022). "Brisbane GPO to Stafford Heights" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "School Profile". Queen of Apostles Catholic Primary School. Archived from the original on 6 December 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Queen of Apostles School" (PDF). Queen of Apostles Catholic Primary School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Stafford Heights State School". Stafford Heights State School. 23 October 2019. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  11. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Somerset Hills State School". Somerset Hills State School. 10 February 2020. Archived from the original on 23 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  13. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Queen of Apostles Primary School". Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Stafford Heights". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.