Mitchelton, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMitchelton
|Population||8,559 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,088/km2 (5,410/sq mi)|
|Area||4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||10 km (6 mi) NW of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
Mitchelton is a north-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mitchelton had a population of 8,559 people.
The suburb is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the Brisbane central business district some areas of Mitchelton can be 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the Brisbane central business district. Mitchelton is part of the northwestern suburbs. It is a growing suburb with many Queenslander style houses and leafy streets. The area is quite hilly and most of the suburb is on a north-facing slope.
In the 2016 census the population of Mitchelton was 8,559, 52.3% female and 47.7% male.
The median age of the Mitchelton population was 36 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.
78.3% of people living in Mitchelton were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.8%, New Zealand 2.6%, India 1.1%, South Africa 0.8%, United States of America 0.7%.
87.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were Mandarin 0.9%, Spanish 0.8%, German 0.5%, Japanese 0.5%, French 0.4%.
Mitchelton is an area with a long history. Mitchelton's name comes from one particular family of the first settlers in the area. The Mitchell family emigrated from England in the 1850s. Nicolas Mitchell purchased an estate he named "Mitchelton" by 1875. This area was subdivided in the 1890s.
Mitchelton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 35 Church Road: St Matthews Anglican Church, Grovely
- 67 Osborne Road: Good Shepherd Home, Mt Maria College
Mitchelton is now filled with many shops, schools and facilities, such as the Brookside Shopping Centre. Mitchelton is also home to many sporting teams in state competition.
Via train, Oxford Park Railway Station and Mitchelton Railway Station provide access to regular Queensland Rail City network services on the Ferny Grove railway line arranging travel to the Brisbane CBD, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove.
Via bus, Mitchelton is served by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, Toowong and Ferny Grove.
Via road, Mitchelton's main arterials are Samford Road, which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to The City and Samford, as well as Osborne Road which is the main corridor for motorists travelling to the outer Northern suburbs such as Aspley.
Via bikeway, Mitchelton has direct access to the Kedron Brook bikeway which leads all the way to the coast over 20 km away and passes many vistas along the way.
Mitchelton is home to numerous schools, which include Mitchelton State School, Mitchelton State High School, Mitchelton Special School, Our Lady of Dolours Primary School and Mt Maria College, which is based in the old Sisters of the Good Shepherd home for troubled girls.
Mitchelton State School is a government primary (Prep–6) school for boys and girls at 47 Glen Retreat Road (27°24′47″S 152°58′11″E / 27.4131°S 152.9697°E). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 469 students with 39 teachers (29 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Mitchelton State High School is a government secondary (7–12) school for boys and girls at 754 Samford Road (27°24′37″S 152°57′57″E / 27.4104°S 152.9659°E). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 445 students with 56 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 37 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Mitchelton Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood–12) school for boys and girls at Kedron Avenue (27°24′47″S 152°58′32″E / 27.4130°S 152.9756°E). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 145 students with 44 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).
Our Lady of Dolours School is a Catholic primary (Prep–6) school for boys and girls at 2 Willcocks Street (27°24′51″S 152°58′29″E / 27.4143°S 152.9748°E). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 190 students with 16 teachers (13 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent).
Mt Maria College is a Catholic secondary (7–12) school for boys and girls at 54 Prospect Road (27°24′41″S 152°58′39″E / 27.4114°S 152.9774°E). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 945 students with 72 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (38 full-time equivalent).
Notable people from or having lived in Mitchelton include:
- Colin Davidson, Australian Army officer, Medal of Freedom