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Auchenflower
BrisbaneQueensland
Wesley Hospital Bne 2.jpg
The Wesley Hospital
Population: 5,352
Postcode: 4066
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Paddington Ward)
State District: Mount Coot-tha
Federal Division: Ryan
Suburbs around Auchenflower:
Bardon Paddington Milton
Toowong Auchenflower Milton
Toowong Toowong West End

Auchenflower /ˈɔːkənfl.ər/ is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD bordering the Brisbane River.

History

StateLibQld 1 201663 Dunmore Terrace and Chasely Street in Auchenflower, Brisbane, ca. 1910
Looking southward across the Brisbane River from Auchenflower across Chasely Street to West End around 1910

The area was formerly populated by rural estates, one of which was named 'Auchenflower' by Thomas McIlwraith circa 1880.

Between 1900 and 1962 Auchenflower was served by trams running along Milton Road from Toowong. The services were withdrawn after the disastrous Paddington tram depot fire.

In 1975, the first NightOwl convenience store was opened in the suburb.

In January 2011, Auchenflower experienced flooding as part of the 2010–2011 Queensland floods.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Auchenflower recorded a population of 5,352 people, 51% female and 49% male.

The median age of the Auchenflower population was 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian median.

69.5% of people living in Auchenflower 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 3.5%, India 1.9%, China 1.7%, United States of America 1%.

80% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 2.6% Mandarin, 1.1% Spanish, 1% Cantonese, 0.7% Malayalam, 0.7% Italian.

Heritage listings

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

  • 45 Cadell Street: Raymont Lodge
  • 451 Coronation Drive: Moorlands

Facilities

The Wesley Hospital is a private hospital located near the Auchenflower train station.

Transport

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Auchenflower railway station

By train, the Auchenflower railway station is the second station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street railway station.

By bus, Auchenflower is served by most western suburb bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport.

By road, Auchenflower has two main roads through the suburb, Coronation Drive and Milton Road, both running from the Brisbane CBD towards the western suburbs. As of 2006 the "TransApex" traffic proposal touted by the former Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, involves the construction of a major road tunnel system through Brisbane, including one to run under Toowong, Auchenflower and Milton, possibly along the alignment of Milton Road.

By bicycle, the Bicentennial Bikeway runs along the Brisbane River allowing access to the Brisbane CBD through to Toowong.

  1. Clark, Howard R.; Keenan, David R. (1977). Brisbane Tramways - The Last Decade. Transit Press. ISBN 0-909338-01-9. (Reprinted 1985).
  2. Cole, J.R. (1984). Shaping a City: Greater Brisbane 1925-1985. Brisbane.

Coordinates: 27°28′32″S 152°59′30″E / 27.47556°S 152.99167°E / -27.47556; 152.99167 (Auchenflower)


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