Mount Petrie State School opened on 31 March 1955. Mount Gravatt Special School opened on 17 May 1971.
On 21 September 2012 the two schools were amalgamated into Mackenzie State Primary and Special School.
There are two churches, one school, Mackenzie State School and a single petrol station located in Mackenzie. A number of residential estates with hundreds of new houses have been built in this suburb in the last decade. This is a suburb containing no large or small shopping centres. There has been a recent addition of a fitness station near the park.
It takes 20–25 minutes to drive the 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the Brisbane CBD via the South East Freeway (off-peak). Neighbouring suburbs include Belmont, Carindale, Mansfield, Rochedale, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wishart, Burbank and Chandler. Major roads such as Mount Gravatt – Capalaba Road and Gateway Motorway run through Mackenzie.
On the day of the 2011 census, 11.5% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 70.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).
The median age of the Mackenzie population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.
71.4% of people living in Mackenzie were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 3.1%, South Africa 2.8%, Sri Lanka 1.5%, Hong Kong 1.1%.
79.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.6% Cantonese, 2.3% Greek, 1.4% Sinhalese, 1.3% Afrikaans, 1% Serbian.
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