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Grange
BrisbaneQueensland
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Population 4,318 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4051
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward; Marchant Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Stafford
  • Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Grange:
Stafford Stafford Gordon Park
Alderley Grange Lutwyche
Newmarket Wilston Windsor

Grange is a northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Grange had a population of 4,318 people.

History

StateLibQld 1 117316 New homes in the Brisbane suburb of The Grange, 1929
New homes in the Brisbane suburb of The Grange, 1929

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the Grange area consisted of areas of open grassland and thinly wooded plains. Urban development of the area commenced in 1903 with the subdivision of T. K. Peate's property into "the Grange Estate". The name of the suburb is derived from that of Peate's property: "Grange" is believed to be an Old English word meaning granary.

Many houses in the suburb are of the Queenslander architectural style.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Grange recorded a population of 4,163 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.

The median age of the Grange population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Grange were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 3.4%, Italy 0.9%, Scotland 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%.

90.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.3% Hindi.

Sporting clubs

Fortitude Valley Rugby League Football Club, Valleys Diehards was founded in 1908 and is Brisbane's oldest Rugby League club. Located in Bega Street at Emerson Park since 1971, teams range from Under 6 up to seniors including a BRL A-Grade Mens and a BHP Premiership Womens team which is a Queensland State competition.

Grange Thistle Soccer Club was founded in 1920. It was formerly known as the Thistle Football Club until 1961 and has played at Lanham Park, Grange (27°25′19″S 153°01′07″E / 27.4220°S 153.0185°E / -27.4220; 153.0185 (GRANGE THISTLE SOCCER CLUB)) since 1930, with a break from 1932 to 1942, during which the club suspended its activities.

The Wilston Grange Australian Football Club has represented the suburb at Australian rules football since 1945. For 70 years the Grange Bowls Club (Grange Bowls and Community Club Inc.) has represented the suburb in lawn bowls. It is also in Lanham Park (27°25′24″S 153°01′07″E / 27.4234°S 153.0187°E / -27.4234; 153.0187 (Grange Bowls Club)).

Education

Wilston State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Primrose Street (27°25′44″S 153°00′54″E / 27.4289°S 153.0150°E / -27.4289; 153.0150 (Wilston State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 887 students with 60 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no secondary school in Grange. The nearest government secondary schools are Everton Park State High School in Everton Park to the north-west, Kedron State High School in Kedron to the north-east, and Kelvin Grove State College in Kelvin Grove to the south.

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