Burpengary, Queensland facts for kids
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Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
Austin motor vehicle crossing a bridge on the North Coast Road at Burpengary, 1934
|Population||12,963 (2011 census)|
|Location||35 km (22 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Morayfield, Kallangur|
The name is derived from the Aboriginal word burpengar, meaning the "place of the green wattle".
Burpengary Creek is the suburb's main waterway.
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.
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.
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%).
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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