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Kenmore
BrisbaneQueensland
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Kenmore Village shopping centre, 2021
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Population 8,960 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,545/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4069
Area 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 13.6 km (8 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)
State electorate(s) Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Kenmore:
Brookfield Kenmore Hills Chapel Hill
Pullenvale Kenmore Indooroopilly
Pinjarra Hills Jindalee Fig Tree Pocket

Kenmore is a riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kenmore had a population of 8,960 people.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Kenmore recorded a population of 8,483 people, 51.3% female and 48.7% male.

The median age of the Kenmore population was 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian median.

66% of people living in Kenmore were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6%, South Africa 3.2%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 1.5%, United States of America 1.1%.

82.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Mandarin, 0.9% Korean, 0.9% Japanese, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.7% Spanish.

History

StateLibQld 1 113868 Intersection of Moggill Road and Brookfield Road, Kenmore, Brisbane, 1925
Shire of Moggill War Memorial, at the intersection of Moggill Road and Brookfield Road, Kenmore 1925

The residents of the Shire of Moggill commissioned a war memorial which was unveiled on 3 July 1920 by General Spencer Browne and Edward Macartney, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong.

Kenmore's history has been compiled by local historian, Lesley Jenkins, as part of the BRISbites community history project. A lengthier local online history has been compiled by David Horton and Kerry Raymond.

Kenmore was one of many Brisbane suburbs partially affected by the 2010–2011 Queensland floods.

Attractions

Kenmore Village Shopping Centre is a central shopping centre located near the Moggill Road and Brookfield Road intersection. The shopping centre also has offices. Kenmore Plaza is another large shopping centre in the area. There are restaurants in Kenmore, including cafés, take-aways and pubs. The Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, a large mall with over 250 retail outlets, is about two km from Kenmore.

The Brisbane City Council has opened a new council library at the Kenmore Village Shopping Centre on Moggill Road. Kenmore has a number of churches, including Our Lady of the Rosary, Riverlife Baptist Church (formerly Kenmore Baptist Church), Kenmore Community Church (currently located in Bellbowrie), Kenmore Anglican Church, Fuel Christian Church, Kenmore Presbyterian Church and Kenmore Uniting Church.

Community groups

Kenmore is dissected by Moggill Creek. The Moggill Creek Catchment Group organises working bees to rid the creek area of rubbish and introduced plant species, which are not suited to the area. The Rotary Club of Kenmore is non-political, non-denominational and open to all cultures, races and creeds.

Transport

Kenmore is well connected to the city and the University of Queensland by road and bus.

The main road through Kenmore is Moggill Road. The retail centre of Kenmore is clustered around the roundabout where Brookfield and Moggill Roads intersect. Another transport hub is at the Kenmore Tavern complex, on the corner of Marshall Lane and Moggill Road.

A motorway extension known as the Kenmore Bypass has been proposed, to alleviate congestion along Moggill Road during peak commuting hours, but has met widespread opposition from local residents because of the inevitable resumption of residential properties, loss of amenity and disruption associated with building a major new road through an established residential area.

There is no rail station in Kenmore; Indooroopilly railway station is the closest station.

Sports

Kenmore has numerous parks and playing fields. It has easy access to outdoors activities in surrounding suburbs, including walking tracks and roads to Mt Coot-tha lookout, Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the planetarium; boating ramps into the Brisbane River and horse riding facilities in Fig Tree Pocket and Brookfield.

It has a variety of sporting venues that are available for use. The largest and easiest to access is Akuna Oval, which has areas for soccer, AFL and rugby, as well as extensive walking tracks throughout the area. Other venues that can be rented are the Kenmore Primary School tennis courts and some facilities at Kenmore South Primary School. Community classes are often held at various areas around Kenmore during term-time and these classes range from yoga to fencing to pilates. There is also a women-only gym, Curves International, on Brookfield Road and a Jett's Gym, on Marshall Lane.

Active sporting groups include Kenmore Australian Football Club, Gem Road Park Soccer Association, Kenmore Lions Football Club and Kenmore Centenary Bears Rugby Union. In October 2012, the Kenmore Football Club merged with the University of Queensland Football Club.

Education

Kenmore State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 2052 Moggill Road (27°30′31″S 152°56′18″E / 27.5087°S 152.9384°E / -27.5087; 152.9384 (Kenmore State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 340 students with 30 teachers (24 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Kenmore South State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 16 Kersley Road (27°31′08″S 152°56′37″E / 27.5189°S 152.9437°E / -27.5189; 152.9437 (Kenmore South State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 635 students with 46 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Our Lady of the Rosary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1 Kenmore Road (27°30′40″S 152°56′14″E / 27.5111°S 152.9373°E / -27.5111; 152.9373 (Our Lady of the Rosary School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 467 students with 35 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).

Kenmore State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 60 Aberfeldy Street (27°30′30″S 152°55′47″E / 27.5083°S 152.9296°E / -27.5083; 152.9296 (Kenmore State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,885 students with 145 teachers (138 full-time equivalent) and 54 non-teaching staff (41 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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