Graceville is located 7.8 kilometres (4.8 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD, and is bordered by the Brisbane River to the North-East and West, Oxley Creek to the East, Chelmer to the North and Sherwood to the South.
The suburb is centred on its own railway station on the Ipswich railway line, and is predominantly residential, with houses generally being in the Queenslander style. The main roads in Graceville are Oxley Road, Graceville Avenue and Honour Avenue. The suburb also has a number of parks including Simpson's Playground, Graceville Memorial Park, and Faulkner Park.
In 1879, the local government area of Yeerongpilly Division was created. In 1891, parts of Yeerongpilly Division were excised to create Sherwood Division becoming a Shire in 1903 which contained the suburb of Graceville. In 1925, the Shire of Sherwood was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.
Graceville State School opened on 13 August 1928.
Graceville State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 23 Acacia Avenue ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 761 students with 58 teachers (44 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).).
Christ the King School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 7 Randolph Street ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 267 students with 23 teachers (16 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).).
Graceville also houses a number of sporting clubs, such as Souths Graceville Lions Rugby League Club, South West United Hockey Club, West Taylor Bridge Rugby Club, Rangers Netball Club, Western Suburbs Cricket Club and Graceville Amateur Swimming Club, which is based at Graceville State School.
In the 2011 census, Graceville recorded a population of 4,213 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male. The median age of the Graceville population was 37 years of age, the same as the national median. 77.1% of people living in Graceville were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 2.9%, United States of America 1.1%, Scotland 0.9%, South Africa 0.8%. 89.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.8% Vietnamese, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Polish, 0.5% German, 0.5% Cantonese.
Landmarks and architecture
One of Graceville's most recognisable landmarks is the Graceville Uniting Church, on the intersection of Oxley Road and Verney Road East. The church was completed in 1930 and designed and built by local contractor Walter Taylor who was responsible for many local landmarks including the Walter Taylor Bridge which was named after him. Another landmark is the Graceville Memorial Oval, which has the Memorial for the soldiers who died in wars that lived in the area, and also serves as the home of both Western Suburbs Cricket Club and Wests Taylor Bridge Rugby Club.
Graceville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 85 Bank Road: Beth-Eden
- 110 Long Street: Graceville railway station
- 173 Oxley Road: Graceville Memorial Park
- 215 Oxley Road: Graceville Uniting Church
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