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Ellen Grove
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Lovat Street, Ellen Grove
Ellen Grove is located in Queensland
Ellen Grove
Ellen Grove
Location in Queensland
Population 2,906 (2016 census)
 • Density 855/km2 (2,210/sq mi)
Established 1962
Postcode(s) 4078
Area 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)
State electorate(s) Inala
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Ellen Grove:
Gailes Wacol Forest Lake
Gailes Ellen Grove Forest Lake
Carole Park Carole Park Forest Lake

Ellen Grove is an outer south-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Ellen Grove had a population of 2,906 people.


Ellen Grove was subdivided for housing around 1959, with the name of the suburb gazetted in 1962 due to lobbying from the Ellen Grove Progress Association. The subdivision were between two and four acres in area with no services provided. In 2009, the suburb was extended both to the north and south, increasing the population significantly from 351 to 5,209 people.

The owner of the original land was R.P. Spinks who had a daughter named Ellen Dabing. She often played with local aboriginals in a grove of trees along Bullockhead Creek. The area became known as Ellen's Grove.


The southern boundary of the suburb is partially marked by the Logan Motorway. The Centenary Highway passes through the suburb from north to south. The Richlands and Inala reservoirs were built in the suburb to increase water pressure for residents in the surrounding suburbs.


It is a quiet suburb with a primary school and a small shopping centre. There is easy access to trains and the motorway. A public swimming pool was opened in 1995.

Ellen Grove is serviced by a fortnightly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service at the Carole Park State School, 260 Waterford Road.


In the 2011 census, Ellen Grove recorded a population of 2,529 people, 51% female and 49% male. The median age of the Ellen Grove population was 28 years of age, 9 years below the Australian median. 55.9% of people living in Ellen Grove were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, Vietnam 5.4%, Samoa 2.9%, England 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%. 59.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 9.8% Vietnamese, 5.3% Samoan, 1% Kirundi (Rundi), 1% Mandarin, 0.9% Arabic.


There are no schools in Ellen Grove. The nearest government primary schools are Carole Park State School in neighbouring Wacol to the north, Forest Lake State School in neighbouring Forest Lake to the north-east, and Grand Avenue State school in neighbouring Forest Lake to the south-east. The nearest government secondary school is Forest Lake State High School in neighbouring Forest Lake to the east.


Provisions had been made for the proposed Ellen Grove railway station on the Springfield line which passes through Ellen Grove.

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