Virginia, Queensland

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Virginia
BrisbaneQueensland
Sandgate Rd, Virginia - September 2014.jpg
Sandgate Road
Population2,061 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density644/km2 (1,668/sq mi)
Established1880s
Postcode(s)4014
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward;[2] Northgate Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Nudgee
Federal Division(s)Lilley
Suburbs around Virginia:
Zillmere Boondall Boondall
Geebung Virginia Banyo
Wavell Heights Nundah Northgate

Virginia is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district. It is primarily a residential suburb with many timber and tin Queenslander style housing.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Virginia recorded a population of 2,061 people; 49.8% female and 50.2% male.[1]

The median age of the Virginia population was 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.[1]

74.6% of people living in Virginia were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4%, England 2.5%, India 1.6%, China 1.4%, Papua New Guinea 0.7%.[1]

83.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.3% Mandarin, 1% Punjabi, 0.7% Japanese, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Spanish.[1]

Transport[edit]

Virginia railway station and Bindha railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Caboolture.

In the 2011 census, 17.4% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 60.3% by car (either as driver or as passenger).[1]

One of Brisbane Transport's bus depots is based in Virginia.

Sport[edit]

Despite its name, the Virginia Golf Club is located at Elliott Road, Banyo, an adjacent suburb.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Heritage-listed sites in Virginia include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Virginia (QLD, State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Deagon Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Northgate Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Virginia Golf Club". Virginia Golf Club. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Virginia State School (entry 602860)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°22′34″S 153°03′54″E / 27.376°S 153.065°E / -27.376; 153.065 (Virginia)