Yeerongpilly is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is eight km south of the Brisbane central business district. The suburb had a population of 1,934 at the 2016 Australian census. It has a large Asian population and a growing Sub-Saharan African population.
Yeerongpilly is derived from the Aboriginal words “yarung” meaning sandy or gravelly or “yurong” meaning rain and “pilly” meaning gully or watercourse. Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.
A state government research complex, last known as the Animal Research Institute, occupied a site adjacent to Fairfield Road from 1909 to 2011. The Brisbane Golf Club was established in the suburb in 1896. The Brisbane Golf Club is a 36 hole, private golf club and includes facilities such as driving range and pro shop.
A small section of the north eastern boundary runs along Ipswich Road.
In the 2011 census, the population of Yeerongpilly was 1,984, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.
The median age of the Yeerongpilly population was 33 years, 4 years below the Australian median.
69.6% of people living in Yeerongpilly were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, India 2.1%, China 1.6%, Philippines 1.1%.
78.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Spanish, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Serbian.
The suburb doesn’t directly front the Brisbane River, however a small section of the western boundary follows Oxley Creek. Parts of Yeerongpilly were affected by the 2010–2011 Queensland floods. Insurance claims for damage created by the flood were the second highest in the state, according to Suncorp Insurance.
Yeerongpilly railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.
The Cross River Rail is to have its southern tunnel in the suburb. A number of properties are to be resumed once the project get final approval.
Yeerongpilly has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 681 Fairfield Road: Animal Research Institute Buildings
- Ken Archer, an Australian cricketer was born in the suburb in 1928.
- Marty Mayberry, a double leg amputee Paralympic alpine skier born in 1986.
- Shire of Yeerongpilly
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Yeerongpilly (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
- “Tennyson Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- “The Brisbane Golf Club Australia”. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- “Brisbane Golf Club”. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- “Insurer’s flood payouts top $63m”. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
- “Animal Research Institute (former) (entry 602598)”. Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Yeerongpilly
- “Yeerongpilly”. BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008.
- “Yeerongpilly”. Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008.