Everton Park is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Everton Park had a population of 8,862 people.[1]

Geography

Everton Park is about eight kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. This suburb is predominantly residential, with more than a quarter of the population residing in semi-detached and higher density dwellings.[4]

History

Bunyaville State School opened on 18 June 1934. In 1954 it was renamed Everton Park State School.[5][6]

Everton Park State High School opened on 23 January 1961 (but it was originally intended to be called Stafford State High School).[5]

The Everton Park Library opened in 1965.[7]

St Jude's Anglican Church at 27 Mcilwraith Street (27°24′22″S 152°59′20″E / 27.4060°S 152.9888°E / -27.4060; 152.9888 (St Jude's Anglican Church)) was dedicated in 1978 by Archbishop Felix Arnott. Its closure circa 2012 was approved by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.[8] The Brisbane Brass Music Association now occupy the church building.[9]

Prince of Peace Lutheran College opened on 3 January 1984.[5]

Northside Christian College opened on 28 January 1985.[5]

In the 2011 census the population of Everton Park was 8,325 people[4]

In the 2016 census, Everton Park had a population of 8,862 people.[1]

Demographics

In the 2011 census the population of Everton Park was 8,325 people: 51.2% female and 48.8% male.[4]

The median age of the Everton Park population was 37 years of age, the same as the national median.

77.5% of people living in Everton Park were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 2.7%, New Zealand 2.4%, India 1.1%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.8%.

85.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.6% Italian, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.5% German, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% Hindi.

Education

Everton Park State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Deakin Street (27°23′54″S 152°59′08″E / 27.3983°S 152.9855°E / -27.3983; 152.9855 (Everton Park State School)).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 497 students with 38 teachers (35 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Everton Park State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 668 Stafford Road (27°24′27″S 152°59′51″E / 27.4076°S 152.9975°E / -27.4076; 152.9975 (Everton Park State High School)).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 293 students with 34 teachers (30 full-time equivalent) and 26 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Prince of Peace Lutheran College is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 20 Rogers Parade West (27°23′32″S 152°58′40″E / 27.3923°S 152.9779°E / -27.3923; 152.9779 (Prince of Peace Lutheran College)).[10][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 761 students with 63 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 70 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[12]

Northside Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 151 Flockton Street (27°23′39″S 152°59′26″E / 27.3942°S 152.9905°E / -27.3942; 152.9905 (Northside Christian College)).[10][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,136 students with 102 teachers (87 full-time equivalent) and 93 non-teaching staff (55 full-time equivalent).[12]

Transport

South Pine Road and Old Northern Road, are both major transport corridors, that run through the suburb, towards Brisbane. They are serviced by several Brisbane Transport bus services. Many commuters also drive or cycle to nearby train stations at Gaythorne, Mitchelton and Oxford Park. There are also many local bikeways.[16]

The Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads plans to provide new transit lanes on Stafford Road between Everton Park and Kedron and a new bikeway that would provide a direct east-west route along Stafford Road, between Everton Park and Kedron. The overall plan is to improve east-west capacity connecting the north-western suburbs with the Australian TradeCoast.[17]

On the day of the 2011 census, 15.6% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 62.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).

Amenities

Nearby Mitchelton, contains Brookside Shopping Centre, the major retail centre of the area, however, several retail services are available along South Pine Road, including the North-West Homemaker Centre, which includes the only and Harvey Norman in the north-west district. A community-based shopping centre with a Coles supermarket and specialty stores is also located at the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads.

The Brisbane City Council operates the Everton Park public library at 561 South Pine Road.[18]

Everton Park is a Neighbourhood Watch area.

Political representatives

Tim Mander is the current sitting member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Everton, having been elected at the 2012 Queensland state election by defeating Labor's Murray Watt (the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer).

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Everton Park (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Everton Park - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44255)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Everton Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  8. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Brisbane Brass Music Association Inc". bbmai. Archived from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Everton Park State School". Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Everton Park State High School". Archived from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Prince of Peace Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 8 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Northside Christian College". Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ Brisbane Bikeways - Map #2 that includes Everton Park and surrounding suburbs[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Project 8: Everton Park to Kedron Stafford Road transit lanes + Stafford Road Veloway". Western Brisbane Transport Network Strategy. Qld. Department of Transport and Main Roads. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  18. ^ "Everton Park Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

Further reading

External links

  • "Everton Park". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.