Virginia is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district. It is primarily a residential suburb with many timber and tin Queenslander style housing. The suburb was named after the Virginia Brick Company, founded in 1897, near the Virginia Railway Station, which the station opened in 1888.
One of Brisbane Transport‘s bus depots is based in Virginia.
In the 2011 census, Virginia recorded a population of 2,061 people; 49.8% female and 50.2% male.
The median age of the Virginia population was 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.
74.6% of people living in Virginia were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4%, England 2.5%, India 1.6%, China 1.4%, Papua New Guinea 0.7%.
83.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.3% Mandarin, 1% Punjabi, 0.7% Japanese, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Spanish.
Virginia railway station and Bindha railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Caboolture.
In the 2011 census, 17.4% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 60.3% by car (either as driver or as passenger).
Despite its name, the Virginia Golf Club is located at Elliott Road, Banyo, an adjacent suburb.
Heritage-listed sites in Virginia include:
- 1690 Sandgate Road: Virginia State School
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). “Virginia (QLD, State Suburb)”. 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- “Deagon Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- “Northgate Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- “Virginia Golf Club”. Virginia Golf Club. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- “Virginia State School (entry 602860)”. Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Virginia
- “Virginia”. BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008.
- “Virginia”. Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008.