Wilsonton, Queensland

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Wilsonton
ToowoombaQueensland
Wilsonton is located in Queensland
Wilsonton
Wilsonton
Coordinates 27°32′24″S 151°55′05″E / 27.54°S 151.918°E / -27.54; 151.918Coordinates: 27°32′24″S 151°55′05″E / 27.54°S 151.918°E / -27.54; 151.918
Population 5,986 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,109/km2 (2,871/sq mi)
Established 1880s
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) WNW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Wilsonton:
Cotswold Hills Cranley Wilsonton Heights
Torrington Wilsonton Rockville
Torrington Glenvale Newtown

Wilsonton is a suburb of Toowoomba in Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of the central business district.[2]

History[edit]

The suburb, officially named in 1981, is believed to honour James T. Wilson, an 1870s businessman and supporter of the Toowoomba Agricultural Society. The suburb was amended in 2006 after the gazettal of Wilsonton Heights as a separate suburb.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The suburb contains Toowoomba Airport and an industrial area in the south-west corner delimited by Taylor Street and Boundary Street.[4]

Education[edit]

The suburb contains two State Primary schools and one Catholic Primary school. The schools are:

  • Wilsonton State School (1894)[5]
  • Fairview Heights State School (1995)[6]
  • Sacred Heart Primary School (1968)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wilsonton(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wilsonton (entry 48095)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Wilsonton Heights (entry 48096)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wilsonton+QLD+4350". Google Maps. 
  5. ^ "Wilsonton State School". 
  6. ^ "Fairview Heights State School". 
  7. ^ "Sacred Heart Primary School, Toowoomba". 

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