Brookfield, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrookfield
Brookfield Road, 2012
|Population||3,524 (2016 census)|
|• Density||164.7/km2 (427/sq mi)|
|Area||21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
Brookfield is a largely rural suburb consisting primarily of acreage properties. Although there are a small number of farms, the vast majority of property is residential. Moggill Road passes through the southernmost tip of the suburb and Moggill Creek marks part of the suburb's eastern boundary. North of Brookfield are the forested hills and mountains in D'Aguilar National Park.
Brisbane was occupied by the Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal groups. Development in the Brookfield area began in 1869, when the area was opened for logging and farming. Brookfield State School was opened in 1874 and Brookfield Post Office opened on 12 August 1876.
Brookfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 550 Brookfield Road: Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds
- 615 Brookfield Road: Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
Brookfield Cemetery was opened in 1882. The town hall was moved from Darra to Brookfield in 1931. Every year the Brookfield Show is held over three days. The first Brookfield Show was held in 1910. The 2006 Brookfield show attracted almost 22,000 visitors. A formal ball is held annually in Brookfield. The 2005 Show Ball had 550 attendees, 2006, 2007 and 2008 attracted 800 people.
In the 2016 census, Brookfield recorded a population of 3,524 people. The median age of the Brookfield population was 46 years of age, 8 years above the Australian median. 68.3% of people were born in Australia., compared to the national average of 66.7%; were England 6.7% and South Africa 4.5%. 85.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 26.7%, Catholic 21.5% and Anglican 19.1%.
Brookfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 36 Boscombe Road. (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 506 students with 43 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
There is no secondary school in Brookfield. The nearest secondary school in Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the south-east.
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