Mount Ommaney, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Ommaney
|Population||2,334 (2011 census)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Mount Ommaney|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Oxley|
Mount Ommaney is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of the CBD on the Centenary Highway.
The suburb takes its name from the mountain, which in turn takes its name from John Mansell Ommaney, the nephew of Stephen Simpson, Commissioner for Crown Lands in the Moreton Bay District. Simpson had designated his nephew, John Ommaney as his heir. On 11 March 1856 the young man, aged 20, was riding from Wolston House and was thrown from his horse. The horse returned to Wolston House and a search was undertaken. Ommaney was found on the ground insensible and, despite medical attention, died. His body was taken by steamer to be buried in the Church of England cemetery at Paddington.
Mount Ommaney was developed as part of the Centenary Project in 1959. It and the surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee are known as the Centenary Suburbs.
Mount Ommaney is located on the southern side of the Brisbane River (across from Pinjarra Hills) and the majority of the properties are located on the hill itself. A relatively large section of Mount Ommaney is forest that is protected by the Brisbane City Council and will not be developed, this includes the area next to the river that was once a stone quarry. Many of the lots in Mount Ommaney are around or in excess of 1000 square metres. The Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre is located on the outskirts of the suburb and is opposite to the Mount Ommaney Hotel. Homes on the top of the hill generally have great views either to the Brisbane CBD, the suburbs, the countryside on the opposite side of the river or the river itself. These houses tend to be very expensive as spare residential land is rare in Mount Ommaney.
Mount Ommaney has one golf course/country club that offers dining overlooking the course and across to the hill and creek.McLeod Country Golf Club has a course of 18 holes. Alfresco dining on the verandah is available at McLeod.
In the 2011 census the population of Mount Ommaney was 2,334, 54.3% female and 45.7% male.
The median age of the Mount Ommaney population was 45 years of age, 8 years above the Australian median.
58% of people living in Mount Ommaney were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, Vietnam 3.4%, Taiwan 3.3%, New Zealand 2.9%, South Africa 2.8%.
68.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 6.4% Mandarin, 4.9% Vietnamese, 4.6% Cantonese, 1.8% Arabic, 1.4% Tamil.
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