Macgregor, Queensland facts for kids
|Population||5,576 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,990/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Area||2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|State electorate(s)||Sunnybank, Yeerongpilly|
Macgregor is a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its postal code is 4109. It is in the Australian Federal electorate of Moreton and its current member is Graham Perrett. Most of Macgregor is in the Queensland state electorate of Sunnybank, with only the northern tip of Macgregor in the state electorate of Yeerongpilly. The suburb of Macgregor was named after William MacGregor who was the Governor of Queensland from 1909 until 1914. Macgregor, like its surrounding suburbs, incorporates a very diverse multicultural community.
Macgregor contains two public schools, MacGregor State High School and Macgregor State School (a primary school). The High School, opened in 1969 with nine teachers and 203 students, became notable on 4 November 1973, when a tornado struck the school, creating hundred of thousands of dollars' worth of damage and requiring the rebuilding of much of the school. It now has approximately 1800 students. The Primary School was established in 1972 and currently has approximately 2000 students and 50 staff members.
In the 2011 census, the population of Macgregor was 5,576, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.
The median age of the Macgregor population was 32 years of age, 5 years below the Australian median.
Of all people living in Macgregor, 41.9% were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were China 15%, Taiwan 6.3%, India 4.6%, New Zealand 3.3% and Vietnam at 2.3%.
44.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 20.2% Mandarin, 7.2% Cantonese, 2.7% Vietnamese, 2.3% Korean and 2.2% Greek.
The most common religious affiliation was "No Religion" (25.7%); the next most common responses were Catholic 16.2%, Buddhism 10.0%, Anglican 8.4% and Uniting Church 5.7%.
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