Town Category: Queensland
Brookfield, QueenslandSuburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brookfield is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) to the west of the Brisbane CBD. Brookfield was named by Mrs J. S. Brimblecombe due to the creeks and gullies in the area.
Brookfield is a semi-rural suburb consisting primarily of acreage properties. Although there are a small number of farms, the vast majority of property is residential. Moggill Road passes through the southernmost tip of the suburb and Moggill Creek marks part of the suburb’s eastern boundary. North of Brookfield are the forested hills and mountains in D’Aguilar National Park.
Brisbane was occupied by the Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal groups. Development in the Brookfield area began in 1869, when the area was opened for logging and farming. Brookfield State School was opened in 1874 and Brookfield Post Office opened on 12 August 1876.
Brookfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 550 Brookfield Road: Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds
- 615 Brookfield Road: Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
Brookfield Cemetery was opened in 1882. The town hall was moved from Darra to Brookfield in 1931. Every year the Brookfield Show is held over three days. The first Brookfield Show was held in 1910. The 2006 Brookfield show attracted almost 22,000 visitors. A formal ball is held annually in Brookfield. The 2005 Show Ball had 550 attendees, 2006, 2007 and 2008 attracted 800 people.
Brookfield State School is a primary school located in the suburb. It teaches years 1–6 (with a preschool) and has an enrolment of about 550 pupils. Other neighbouring primary schools are: Kenmore State School, Our Lady of The Rosary School, Kenmore South State School and Upper Brookfield State School. The closest senior school is Kenmore State High School.
In the 2016 census, Brookfield recorded a population of 3,524 people. The median age of the Brookfield population was 46 years of age, 8 years above the Australian median. 68.3% of people were born in Australia., compared to the national average of 66.7%; were England 6.7% and South Africa 4.5%. 85.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 26.7%, Catholic 21.5% and Anglican 19.1%.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Brookfield (Qld) (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- “Pullenvale Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
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- “Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds”. Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- “Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd (entry 601263)”. Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- “Branch Locations”. Queensland Country Women’s Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- Brookfield and Upper Brookfield: Queensland Places
- “Brookfield”. BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008.
- “Brookfield”. Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008.
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