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Jamboree Heights
BrisbaneQueensland
Population: 3,057
Postcode: 4074
Area: 1.3 km² (0.5 sq mi)
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)
State District: Mount Ommaney
Federal Division: Ryan
Suburbs around Jamboree Heights:
Westlake Mount Ommaney Sinnamon Park
Middle Park Jamboree Heights Seventeen Mile Rocks
Riverhills Sumner Darra

Jamboree Heights is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 14 km (9 mi) south west of the CBD.

Jamboree Heights was part of the 'Centenary Project', and along with surrounding suburbs was developed in 1959. As part of the Centenary suburbs, it offers excellent facilities such as a recently renovated large shopping centre, Fire Station, Police Station and numerous schools.

Etymology

It gained its name from the fact that the area hosted an Australian Scout Jamboree in 1967/68.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Jamboree Heights recorded a population of 3,057 people, 49.4% female and 50.6% male.

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

95.3% of people living in Jamboree Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.7%, England 3.7%, Vietnam 3%, South Africa 2%, China 1.9%.

92% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4% Vietnamese, 2.8% Cantonese, 2.1% Mandarin, 1% Arabic, 0.8% Gujarati.

Transport

There are multiple bus services going to and from Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre Bus Exchange to the City and other locations including:

  • 454 (Riverhills, Mt Ommaney Bus Exchange, Indooroopilly, Toowong, City)
  • 460 (Heathwood, Forest Lake, Mt Ommaney, Indooroopilly, City)
  • 453 (Mt Ommaney, Jindalee, Indooroopilly, City)
  • 106 (Mount Ommaney, Sinnamon Park, Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer, Indooroopilly)

There is also an S703 run which is open to the public, but mainly school students heading to Kenmore State High School. View it's route here.

Defence Force Cadets

There is an Australian Naval Cadet Training Ship (TS Vengeance) located on Moolanda Street, close to the Centenary State High School.

Find out more information on the Australian Naval Cadet Website


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