Woodridge, Queensland

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Woodridge
Logan CityQueensland
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Station Road, Woodridge
Woodridge is located in Queensland
Woodridge
Woodridge
Coordinates27°37′54″S 153°06′34″E / 27.6316°S 153.1094°E / -27.6316; 153.1094 (Woodridge (town centre))Coordinates: 27°37′54″S 153°06′34″E / 27.6316°S 153.1094°E / -27.6316; 153.1094 (Woodridge (town centre))
Population12,579 (2016 census (suburb))[1]
 • Density2,676/km2 (6,930/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4114
Area4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Woodridge
Federal Division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Woodridge:
Kuraby Underwood Underwood
Karawatha Woodridge Slacks Creek
Karawatha Logan Central Slacks Creek

Woodridge is a rural town and suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the suburb of Woodridge had a population of 12,579 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Booran is a neighbourhood with the suburb (27°37′40″S 153°06′06″E / 27.6279°S 153.1018°E / -27.6279; 153.1018 (Booran)). It was the site of the historic town of Booran, which was bounded by the (then) South Coast railway line (now the Gold Coast railway line) to the west, Victoria Street to the north, North Street to the east and Bruce Street to the south.[4][5]

History[edit]

In 1888, a town of Booran was surveyed following the construction of the South Coast railway line.[6] The name Booran comes from the Kabi language word buran meaning wind.[7] On 7 March 1889 the Queensland Government auctioned 30 building allotments in the new town.[8][9] There were more land sales in Booran in December 1889.[10]

The name Woodridge is derived from an informal name given to a property owned by Octavius Stubbs. When the Queensland Railways Department opened a platform to the public in early 1917 they selected Woodridge for the station name and later that year the name was recognised by the post office.[6]

Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Woodridge was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.[11]

Woodridge Provisional School opened on 20 May 1924 with 21 students and Miss Dorothy Tuke as the first teacher. In 1932 it relocated to the current site and became Woodridge State School.[12][13]

St James' Anglican Church at 1 Charles Avenue (27°38′19″S 153°06′12″E / 27.6385°S 153.1034°E / -27.6385; 153.1034 (St James Anglican Church (former))) opened circa 1954.[14] It closed on 1 March 2002.[15]

St Paul's Catholic School opened on January 1969.[12]

Woodridge North State School opened on 28 January 1969.[12]

Woodridge Opportunity School opened on 1 January 1972 and was renamed Logan City Special School circa 1997.[12]

Woodridge State High School opened on 1 February 1972.[12]

Harris Fields State School opened on 1 January 1975.[12]

In the 2011 census, the suburb of Woodridge had a population of 12,787.[16]

In the 2016 census, the suburb of Woodridge had a population of 12,579 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Woodridge recorded a population of 12,787 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Woodridge population was 30 years, 7 years below the Australian median. 54% of people living in Woodridge were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.1%, England 2.6%, Samoa 2.1%, Burma 1.6%, India 1.5%. 62.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.7% Arabic, 1.2% Hindi, 1.1% Karen, 1.1% Tongan.[16]

Education[edit]

Woodridge North State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Arthur Street (27°37′35″S 153°06′22″E / 27.6264°S 153.1062°E / -27.6264; 153.1062 (Woodridge North State School)).[17][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 538 students with 42 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

Harris Fields State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Oct-38 Smith Road (27°37′48″S 153°06′56″E / 27.6299°S 153.1156°E / -27.6299; 153.1156 (Harris Fields State School)).[17][20] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 543 students with 40 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

St Paul's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3 St Paul's Drive (27°38′08″S 153°06′39″E / 27.6356°S 153.1107°E / -27.6356; 153.1107 (St Paul's School)).[17][21] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 310 students with 32 teachers (26 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[19]

Due to changes in suburb boundaries, Woodridge State School, Logan City Special School and Woodridge State High School are now within the neighbouring suburb of Logan Central to the south.[22]

Transport[edit]

The Woodridge railway station is part of the Queensland Rail City network and located within the connecting Logan Central business district. It is in Zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Trinder Park railway station also provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Beenleigh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodridge (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Woodridge - town in City of Logan (entry 40830)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Woodridge - suburb in City of Logan (entry 45300)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Booran - locality unbounded in City of Logan (entry 3792)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 5 south" (Map). Queensland Government. 1916. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Woodridge". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Booran - locality unbounded in City of Logan (entry 3792)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Classified Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. XLV, (9, 697). Queensland, Australia. 12 February 1889. p. 8. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. ^ "GOVERNMENT LAND SALE". The Brisbane Courier. XLV, (9, 718). Queensland, Australia. 8 March 1889. p. 2. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ "Classified Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. XLVI, (9, 930). Queensland, Australia. 11 November 1889. p. 8. Retrieved 13 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. ^ Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  13. ^ "Agency ID 5840, Woodridge State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  14. ^ Universal Business Directories (Aust.) Pty. Ltd (1990). UBD street directory. Brisbane. Universal Business Directories (Australia). p. 15. Archived from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  15. ^ "nationalredress.gov.au". National Redress Scheme. Archived from the original on 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  16. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woodridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  17. ^ a b c d e "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Woodridge North State School". Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Harris Fields State School". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ "St Paul's School". Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 October 2020.

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