Yeerongpilly, Queensland

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Population1,934 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density716/km2 (1,860/sq mi)
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location8 km (5 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Miller
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Yeerongpilly:
Tennyson Yeronga Annerley
Tennyson Yeerongpilly Moorooka
Rocklea Rocklea Rocklea

Yeerongpilly is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census the suburb had a population of 1,934.[1]


Yeerongpilly is eight km south of the Brisbane central business district. It has a large Asian population and a growing Sub-Saharan African population.

A small section of the north eastern boundary runs along Ipswich Road.


Yeerongpilly is derived from the Aboriginal words "yarung" meaning sandy or gravelly or "yurong" meaning rain and "pilly" meaning gully or watercourse. Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.

The Brisbane Golf Club was established in the suburb in 1896.[3]

A state government research complex, last known as the Animal Research Institute, occupied a site adjacent to Fairfield Road from 1909 to 2011.

Although the suburb is not directly on Brisbane River, a small section of the western boundary follows Oxley Creek. Parts of Yeerongpilly were affected by the 2010–2011 Queensland floods. Insurance claims for damage created by the flood were the second highest in the state, according to Suncorp Insurance.[4]

At the 2016 census the suburb had a population of 1,934.[1]


In the 2011 census, the population of Yeerongpilly was 1,984, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.[citation needed]

The median age of the Yeerongpilly population was 33 years, 4 years below the Australian median.

69.6% of people living in Yeerongpilly were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, India 2.1%, China 1.6%, Philippines 1.1%.

78.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Spanish, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Serbian.


Yeerongpilly railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.

The original proposal for the Cross River Rail project was to have its southern tunnel portal approximately at the Cardross St overbridge. The current proposal has relocated the southern tunnel portal to Dutton Park.

Heritage listings[edit]

Yeerongpilly has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The Brisbane Golf Club is a 36 hole, private golf club[3] and includes facilities such as driving range and pro shop.[6]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ken Archer, an Australian cricketer was born in the suburb in 1928.
  • Marty Mayberry, a double leg amputee Paralympic alpine skier born in 1986.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yeerongpilly (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tennyson Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "The Brisbane Golf Club Australia". Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Insurer's flood payouts top $63m". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Animal Research Institute (former) (entry 602598)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Brisbane Golf Club". Retrieved 21 October 2014.

External links[edit]

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