View from the west of Yamanto looking east
|Population||4,906 (2016 census)|
|• Density||577/km2 (1,495/sq mi)|
|Area||8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Ipswich West|
The origin of the suburb is from a former cotton plantation which was originally spelt as Yamahanto. Previous names used for this area were Loamside and Yahmahnto. The names were given to the railway station in the Yamanto area on the now defunct Dugandan railway line.
On 1 January 2010, Amberley State School relocated and renamed as Amberley District State School at Yamanto. The school originally opened in 1863 under the name Warrill Creek State School and was renamed Amberley State School in 1903.
In 2015 this suburb is seeing a growth corridor being developed in the adjacent Ripley Valley Ripley, Queensland called Ecco Ripley. In conjunction with the expansion of the nearby RAAF Base Amberley the suburb is experiencing an influx of businesses as well as redevelopment of existing businesses.
Amberley District State School is a government primary (P-6) school for boys and girls at 37 Deebing Creek Road. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 807 students with 57 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent). Being on the south-eastern fringe of the Ipswich metropolitan area, the school has students from both the suburbs and the rural area. Approximately one quarter of the students have a parent in the defence forces, many serving at the air base; these children may have lived in many other places due to their parents' deployments.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yamanto (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Yamanto - suburb (entry 45092)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Amberley District State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 November 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "Yamanto". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
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