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Alderley
BrisbaneQueensland
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The Alderley Hotel
Population: 5,679
Established: 1878
Postcode: 4051
Area: 2.4 km² (0.9 sq mi)
Location: 7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward; Marchant Ward)
State District: Ashgrove
Federal Division: Brisbane
Suburbs around Alderley:
Gaythorne Everton Park
Stafford
Kedron
Enoggera Alderley Grange
Ashgrove
St Johns Wood
Newmarket Wilston

Alderley is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Geography

Alderley is 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by Newmarket in the south, Ashgrove and Enoggera in the west, Grange and Stafford in the east and Kedron and Everton Park in the north. At the 2006 census, it had a population of 5,068.

Alderley has several warehouses, a police station and a community-based shopping complex that includes a Coles supermarket and Liquorland bottleshop.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Alderley recorded a population of 5,679 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Alderley population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in Alderley 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 2.7%, India 1.1%, Nepal 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%. 88.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1% Nepali, 0.8% Italian, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Korean, 0.5% Cantonese.

History

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Newmarket Brickworks Chimney, 2015

In prehistory, the area was inhabited by the Turrbal Aboriginal clan. Corroborees were held at Sedgeley Park estate. The name Alderley derives from Alderley Edge in Cheshire, England. Alderley is an older suburb, having had a post office since 1878 and a railway station since 1899. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council ran to the suburb between 1949 and 1968.

Heritage listings

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Farrington House, 1932

Alderley has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 16 Quarry Road: Strathearn
  • 39 David Street: Farrington House
  • 117 Mina Parade: Newmarket Brickworks Chimney

Coordinates: 27°25′26″S 153°00′18″E / 27.42389°S 153.005°E / -27.42389; 153.005 (Alderley)


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