Parkinson is an outer southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Parkinson had a population of 10,878 people.[1]

Geography

Parkison is 23.0 kilometres (14.3 mi) by road south of the Brisbane GPO and borders Logan City.

The eastern boundary of Parkinson is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway. The western boundary is aligned with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. The Logan Motorway bisects the suburb. The northern half is mostly residential in nature with some parkland. The south remains uncleared with some industrial development emerging in the southeast corner. This corner of Parkinson is the southernmost part of the City of Brisbane.

History

The suburb was named after railway engineer Henry Parkinson on 12 June 1972 by the Queensland Place Names Board.[4][3]

In the 2011 census the population of Parkinson was 9,539.[5]

In the 2016 census, Parkinson had a population of 10,878 people.[1]

Education

The Spot Academy is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 61 Sandstone Street (27°39′20″S 153°02′12″E / 27.6556°S 153.0368°E / -27.6556; 153.0368 (The Spot Academy)).[6] It provides education specifically tailored for children who have personal difficulties.[7]

Australian Technology and Agricultural College - Parkinson is a private secondary (10-12) campus for boys and girls of Australian Technology and Agricultural College at North Maclean at 61 Sandstone Place (27°39′20″S 153°02′12″E / 27.6555°S 153.0366°E / -27.6555; 153.0366 (Australian Technology and Agricultural College - Parkinson)).[6][8] Its focus is employability skills for children of school-leaving age targeting the trades and agriculture sectors.[9]

There are no government schools in Parkinson. The nearest government primary schools are to the north Algester State School in Algester, Calamvale Community College in Calamvale to the north-east, Stretton State College in Stretton to the east and Browns Plains State School in Browns Plains to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Calamvale Community College in Calamvale to the north-east, Stretton State College in Stretton to the east and Browns Plains High State School to the south-west.[10]

Demographics

In the 2011 census the population of Parkinson was 9,539, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. The median age of the Parkinson population was 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median. 62.5% of people living in Parkinson were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, South Africa 2.6%, China 2%, India 1.9%. 74.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3.7% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 1.4% Hindi, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Punjabi.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Parkinson (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Calamvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Parkinson - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 47597)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Parkinson". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkinson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "The Spot Academy". The Spot Academcy. Archived from the original on 20 April 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Australian Technology and Agricultural College - Parkinson". Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Mission & Vision". Australian Technology and Agricultural College. Archived from the original on 20 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

External links

  • "Parkinson". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
  • "Parkinson". Our Brisbane. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008.