Upper Brookfield, Queensland

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Upper Brookfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Upper Brookfield Community Hall.jpg
The Upper Brookfield Community Hall
Upper Brookfield is located in Queensland
Upper Brookfield
Upper Brookfield
Coordinates27°28′11″S 152°51′11″E / 27.4697°S 152.8530°E / -27.4697; 152.8530 (Upper Brookfield (centre of suburb))
Population785 (2016 census (suburb))[1]
 • Density21.51/km2 (55.70/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4069
Area36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal Division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Upper Brookfield:
Lake Manchester Enoggera Reservoir Enoggera Reservoir
Lake Manchester Upper Brookfield Brookfield
Kholo Kholo Pullenvale

Upper Brookfield is an outer western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Upper Brookfield had a population of 785 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Upper Brookfield is a mountainous rural suburb consisting of acreage properties. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD.

Marshalls Flat is a plain (27°28′13″S 152°50′49″E / 27.4702°S 152.8469°E / -27.4702; 152.8469 (Marshalls Flat)) alongside Moggill Creek in the centre of the suburb. It named after husband and wife Arthur John (Jack) Marshall (1913-2003) and Kathleen Bell Marshall (1915-2005), owners and farmer of the flats from 1944 to 1976.[4]

History[edit]

Upper Brookfield is named after its neighbouring suburb Brookfield. The name came into use about 1910 but it was not officially named and bounded until 11 August 1975.[3]

Upper Brookfield State School (also known as Brookfield Upper State School) opened on 1916 but closed in 1921 due to low student numbers. It reopened in 1923.[5] A Methodist Church opened in Brookfield on Saturday 29 November 1952.[6]

At the 2011 census Upper Brookfield had a population of 655 people.[7]

In the 2016 census, Upper Brookfield had a population of 785 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Upper Brookfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 496 Upper Brookfield Road (27°28′41″S 152°52′09″E / 27.4780°S 152.8691°E / -27.4780; 152.8691 (Upper Brookfield State School)).[8][9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 54 students with 7 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[10]

There is no secondary school in Upper Brookfield. The nearest secondary school in Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the south-east.[11]

Amenities[edit]

Upper Brookfield Community Hall is at 506 Upper Brookfield Road (27°28′39″S 152°52′06″E / 27.4775°S 152.8682°E / -27.4775; 152.8682 (Upper Brookfield Community Hall)).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 785 people in Upper Brookfield (State Suburbs). Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

The median age of people was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

The most common responses for religion were No Religion, so described 42.1%, Catholic 14.9%, Not stated 13.6%, Anglican 10.3% and Uniting Church 6.1%. In Upper Brookfield (State Suburbs), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (49.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

The most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 59.1%, England 9.8%, South Africa 3.3%, New Zealand 2.8% and Netherlands 2.5%.

The most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 60.2%, England 7.9%, South Africa 3.3%, Netherlands 2.8% and New Zealand 1.9%.

87.1% of people only spoke English at home. The only other responses for language spoken at home were German 1.6%, Spanish 0.8%, Dutch 0.5% and Italian 0.4%.

There were 393 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night. Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.Of employed people, 17.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.[1]

Of people aged 15 years and over, 62.4% were married and 7.7% were either divorced or separate


In the 2011 census, the population of Upper Brookfield was 655, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.

The median age of the Upper Brookfield population was 42 years, 5 years above the Australian median.

78.7% of people living in Upper Brookfield were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6%, South Africa 2%, New Zealand 1.8%, Netherlands 1.4%, United States of America 1.1%.

96% of people speak only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% German, 0.5% French, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Spanish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Upper Brookfield (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Upper Brookfield – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49694)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Marshalls Flat – plain in City of Brisbane (entry 49834)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "SCOTS TO HOLD ANNUAL NATIONAL SERVICE". Brisbane Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 29 November 1952. p. 18 (LAST RACE). Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Upper Brookfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Upper Brookfield State School". Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

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