Wakerley, Queensland

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Watervale Parade Wakerley.jpg
Watervale Parade, 2014
Population8,445 (2016 census)[1]
Location15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward;[2] Doboy Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Chatsworth
Federal Division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Wakerley:
Tingalpa Manly West Manly West
Tingalpa Wakerley Ransome
Belmont Gumdale Ransome

Wakerley is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is South of the Brisbane River, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the CBD, and close to the Southern bayside suburbs.

Wakerley was named after early settler J W Wakerley.


Family in front of house made of kerosene tins at Wakerley, 1927

In the 2011 census, the population of Wakerley was 7,804, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.[4] The median age of the Wakerley population was 33 years, 4 years below the Australian median. 68.7% of people living in Wakerley were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6.5%, New Zealand 6.3%, South Africa 4%, Scotland 1%, India 0.6%. 85.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.8% Afrikaans, 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Hindi, 0.6% Italian.[4]


Agnew School opened on 3 February 2003.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wakerley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Doboy Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wakerley, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°10′E / 27.483°S 153.167°E / -27.483; 153.167