Sumner, Queensland

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Population539 (2011 census)[1]
Location15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
State electorate(s)Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Sumner:
Middle Park Jamboree Heights Seventeen Mile Rocks
Riverhills Sumner Darra
Wacol Wacol Darra

Sumner is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of the CBD.

Sumner is split between residential and industry, with a large industrial estate Sumner Park.


Sumner was developed as part of the Hooker Centenary Project in 1959.[2] It and the surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee are known as the Centenary Suburbs.

The western part of the original land holdings that became the Centenary Suburbs were part of the Wolston Estate, consisting of 54 farms on an area of 3000 acres, offered for auction at Centennial Hall, Brisbane, on 16 October 1901. [3]Wolston Estate is the property of M. B. Goggs, whose father obtained the land forty years previously in the 1860s and after whom Goggs Road is named. [4]Only three of the farms sold at the original auction.[5]


In the 2011 census the population of Sumner was 539, 48.4% female and 51.6% male.

The median age of the Sumner population was 29 years, 8 years below the Australian median.

61.6% of people living in Sumner were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.4%, England 4.4%, Sri Lanka 3.5%, India 2.8%, South Africa 2%.

75.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.6% Vietnamese, 2% Sinhalese, 1.8% Punjabi, 1.8% Arabic, 1.1% Maori (Cook Island).


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sumner (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ “Town To Be Built”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1961. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Plan of the Wolston Estate". State Library of Queensland. 1901. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "SALE OF WOLSTON ESTATE". The Brisbane Courier. LVIII, (13, 651). Queensland, Australia. 12 October 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ "LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF". The Queenslander. LXI, (1353). Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1901. p. 780. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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Coordinates: 27°34′S 152°56′E / 27.567°S 152.933°E / -27.567; 152.933