Wilsonton, Queensland

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Wilsonton
ToowoombaQueensland
Wilsonton is located in Queensland
Wilsonton
Wilsonton
Coordinates27°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
Population5,955 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,103/km2 (2,856/sq mi)
Established1880s
Postcode(s)4350
Area5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Location5 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 an urban locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Wilsonton had a population of 5,955 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wilsonton is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of the Toowoomba central business district.

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 City Aerodrome 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. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wilsonton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wilsonton – locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48095)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  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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