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Murrumba Downs
Queensland
Black Duck Creek Murumba Downs, Queensland.jpg
Black Duck Creek, 2016
Murrumba Downs is located in Queensland
Murrumba Downs
Murrumba Downs
Coordinates 27°16′12″S 153°00′33″E / 27.2700°S 153.0091°E / -27.2700; 153.0091Coordinates: 27°16′12″S 153°00′33″E / 27.2700°S 153.0091°E / -27.2700; 153.0091
Population 10,681 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,669/km2 (4,320/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4503
Area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Murrumba
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Murrumba Downs:
Kallangur Mango Hill Griffin
Kallangur Murrumba Downs Griffin
Lawnton Bald Hills Griffin

Murrumba Downs is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Murrumba Downs had a population of 10,680 people.

Geography

It is bounded by Fresh Water Creek to the north, the North Pine River to the south and Bruce Highway to the east.

History

Murrumba Downs is on land that was part of the Murrumba property, bought by Thomas Petrie about 1858 and farmed by his family for almost 100 years. The name Murrumba was derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and means Good place.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Murrumba Downs recorded a population of 9,393 people: 51.4% female and 48.6% male. The median age of the Murrumba Downs population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 76.2% of people living in Murrumba Downs were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.6%, England 4.9%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%, Philippines 0.6%. 89.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Hindi, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog.

Education

Undurba State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 49-57 Ogg Road (27°15′46″S 153°00′29″E / 27.2627°S 153.0080°E / -27.2627; 153.0080 (Undurba State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,010 students with 72 teachers (64 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Living Faith Lutheran Primary School is an independent primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 50 Brays Road (27°15′21″S 153°00′54″E / 27.2558°S 153.0149°E / -27.2558; 153.0149 (Living Faith Lutheran Primary School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 508 students with 32 teachers (27 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).

Murrumba State Secondary College is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 201-207 Goodfellows Road (27°15′33″S 153°00′28″E / 27.2592°S 153.0077°E / -27.2592; 153.0077 (Murrumba State Secondary College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,387 students with 107 teachers (103 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. It was the first secondary site in Queensland to introduce Year 7 into Junior Secondary as part of the Flying Start initiative.

Transport

Murrumba Downs railway station, Brisbane, Jan 2017
Murrumba Downs railway station, January 2017

Murrumba Downs railway station on the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line opened on 4 October 2016.

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