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Burpengary
Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
StateLibQld 1 132320 Austin motor vehicle crossing a bridge at Burpengary, 1934.jpg
Austin motor vehicle crossing a bridge on the North Coast Road at Burpengary, 1934
Population 12,963 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4505
Location 35 km (22 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Morayfield, Kallangur
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Burpengary:
Morayfield Morayfield Burpengary East
Morayfield Burpengary Burpengary East
Narangba Narangba Deception Bay

Burpengary is a town and suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Brisbane CBD.

The name is derived from the Aboriginal word burpengar, meaning the "place of the green wattle".

Burpengary is one of Moreton Bay region's fastest growing residential areas. Retailers in Burpengary include ALDI, Woolworths Limited and Coles Supermarkets.

Burpengary Creek is the suburb's main waterway.

History

The suburb of Burpengary was initially founded as a large truckstop due to its strategic location on the North Coast Road (now the Bruce Highway) from Brisbane to the North Coast (now the Sunshine Coast). Burpengary is still home to a functional truck weigh-bridge.

Burpengary has been a predominantly blue-collar suburb with a significant proportion of the population directly employed in a labouring or trade-related jobs.

However, with expanding planned communities, easy access to the M1 and council approving plans for mini city initiatives, more and more families are moving to the locality including those in the professions. This is fuelling economic growth with the expansion of the shopping precinct, local services and increasing pressure on the local transport infrastructure since 2005.

Amenities

Burpengary is also home to the Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre which houses a 50m Olympic pool, a 25m warm up pool, aqua aerobics, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnasium, cafe, barbecues and landscaped settings and enclosed children's play areas. A new centre in the area is the AFL fields, where the Brisbane Lions played three Australian Football League pre-season competition matches.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Burpengary was 12,963, with 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median age of the Burpengary population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.0% of the population.

79.8% of people living in Burpengary were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 4.3%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%, South Africa 0.5%.

92.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Samoan (0.4%), Tagalog (0.3%), German (0.3%), Dutch (0.3%), and Hindi (0.2%).

Transport

Burpengary railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. Burpengary is linked regionally by Kangaroo Bus Lines which operate services primarily to Redcliffe and Caboolture.

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