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Harlaxton
ToowoombaQueensland
View eastwards from Gilmore Court Harlaxton.jpg
View eastwards from Gilmour Court, 2014
Harlaxton is located in Queensland
Harlaxton
Harlaxton
Coordinates 27°31′50″S 151°57′18″E / 27.5305°S 151.955°E / -27.5305; 151.955 (Harlaxton (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°31′50″S 151°57′18″E / 27.5305°S 151.955°E / -27.5305; 151.955 (Harlaxton (centre of locality))
Population 2,547 (2016 census)
 • Density 509/km2 (1,320/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Harlaxton:
Cranley Mount Kynoch Ballard
Rockville Harlaxton Mount Lofty
Newtown North Toowoomba Mount Lofty

Harlaxton is a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Harlaxton had a population of 2,547 people. Traditionally a rural area, most of the locality is now residential.

Heritage listings

Harlaxton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Features and facilities

Harlaxton has a history as an industrial centre. Apart from the quarries, the suburb is home to the Willowburn railway marshalling yard and the original Darling Downs Bacon Company established as a co-operative in 1911 (later KR Castlemaine).

Harlaxton is also home to the Toowoomba Cricket Club and the Toowoomba Bears rugby union club, as well as the Willowburn Sports Club (soccer).

Demographics

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 2,547 people in Harlaxton.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.2% of the population.
  • 81.1% of people were born in Australia.
  • 86.9% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 24.9%, Catholic 21.3% and Anglican 15.6%.

Harlaxton is the most socio-economically disadvantaged suburb in Toowoomba; at the 2006 census, residents had a median individual income of $366, compared with $448 for the Toowoomba statistical district, and a median family income of $881 compared to $1,116. The suburb had a SEIFA score of 903, placing it below all other suburbs in the district.

Economy

Harlaxton has a history as an industrial centre. Apart from the quarries, the suburb is home to the Willowburn railway marshalling yard and the original Darling Downs Bacon Company established as a co-operative in 1911 (later KR Castlemaine).

Education

Harlaxton State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 110 Ruthven Street (27°32′23″S 151°57′16″E / 27.5398°S 151.9545°E / -27.5398; 151.9545 (Harlaxton State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrollment of 130 students with 13 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 19 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).

Downlands College is a Catholic primary and secondary (5–12) day and boarding school for boys and girls at 72 Ruthven Street (27°32′07″S 151°57′27″E / 27.5353°S 151.9576°E / -27.5353; 151.9576 (Downlands College)). In 2017, the school had an enrollment of 770 students with 70 teachers (68 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).

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