Ellen Grove, Queensland
Ellen Grove is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of the Brisbane central business district. At the 2016 Australian Census the population was recorded as 2,906.
Ellen Grove was subdivided for housing around 1959, with the name of the suburb gazetted in 1962 due to lobbying from the Ellen Grove Progress Association. The subdivision were between two and four acres in area with no services provided. In 2009, the suburb was extended both to the north and south, increasing the population significantly from 351 to 5,209 people.
The owner of the original land was R.P. Spinks who had a daughter named Ellen Dabing. She often played with local aboriginals in a grove of trees along Bullockhead Creek. The area became known as Ellen’s Grove.
The southern boundary of the suburb is partially marked by the Logan Motorway. The Centenary Highway passes through the suburb from north to south. The Richlands and Inala reservoirs were built in the suburb to increase water pressure for residents in the surrounding suburbs.
It is a quiet suburb with a primary school and a small shopping centre. There is easy access to trains and the motorway. A public swimming pool was opened in 1995.
In the 2011 census, Ellen Grove recorded a population of 2,529 people, 51% female and 49% male. The median age of the Ellen Grove population was 28 years of age, 9 years below the Australian median. 55.9% of people living in Ellen Grove were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, Vietnam 5.4%, Samoa 2.9%, England 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%. 59.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 9.8% Vietnamese, 5.3% Samoan, 1% Kirundi (Rundi), 1% Mandarin, 0.9% Arabic.
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