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Albany Creek
Moreton Bay, Queensland
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Albany Creek Road, Queensland.
Population: 15,860
Postcode: 4035
Area: 9.9 km² (3.8 sq mi)
Location: 16 km (10 mi) north of Brisbane CBD
LGA: Moreton Bay Region
State District: Everton
Federal Division: Dickson
Suburbs around Albany Creek:
Warner Brendale Bald Hills
Eatons Hill Albany Creek Bridgeman Downs
Bunya Bunya McDowall

Albany Creek is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 17 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, Australia; about a half-hour drive to the central business district.

History

The suburb of Albany Creek was originally established on the intersection of two aboriginal tracks. The main track formed the primary route north of Brisbane and is still known as "Old Northern Road". The second track formed a route from Old Northern Road to Little Cabbage Tree Creek in Aspley and onto Downfall Creek in Chermside. Albany Creek Road and Gympie Road now follow this route.

Albany Creek was originally known as "Chinaman's Creek" before its name was changed in 1888.

Services

Albany Creek has one state high school and three primary schools. It is a major suburban service centre within the Moreton Bay Regional Council, featuring fast food restaurants, a council branch library, a municipal pool, and a bus interchange. Albany Creek also has three main shopping centres, including Woolworths, Aldi and a Centro Albany Creek, which hosts a Coles supermarket. Several smaller shopping facilities are also located along Albany Creek Rd.

Albany Creek is located in Zones 4 and 5 of the TransLink public transport fare system and is serviced by several Brisbane Transport bus routes. The nearest railway station is Strathpine.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Albany Creek recorded a population of 15,860 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.

The median age of the Albany Creek population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.

79% of people living in Albany Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 2%, Scotland 0.8%, Italy 0.4%.

92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% German, 0.3% Hindi, 0.3% Cantonese.

Geography

Albany Creek is located north of Brisbane in Moreton Bay Regional Council. It is positioned on a small hill which runs down to the South Pine River. Albany Creek is west of Bridgeman Downs but east of Eatons Hill. Everton is the state electoral district while Dickson is the federal electoral division.


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