Upper Mount Gravatt, Queensland facts for kids

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Upper Mount Gravatt
BrisbaneQueensland
Population: 8851
Postcode: 4122
Location: 12 km (7 mi) south-east of Brisbane CBD
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Macgregor Ward)
State District: Mansfield
Federal Division: Division of Bonner
Suburbs around Upper Mount Gravatt:
Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East Mansfield
Nathan Upper Mount Gravatt Wishart
Macgregor Macgregor Eight Mile Plains

Upper Mount Gravatt is a suburb in Brisbane, to the south of Mount Gravatt. It has increasingly become an important centre in the last 15 years. In terms of infrastructure, Logan Road and the Pacific Motorway run through it, in addition to the South-East Busway.

Together with Indooroopilly in the west, Chermside, on the north-side, and Carindale in the southeast the suburb has been described as a mini-Central business district (CBD). It contains the State Netball Centre, a major police district station and a regional Australian Taxation Office.

Upper Mount Gravatt has long been one of the major centres outside the CBD, especially for those who reside on the south of the city.

Westfield Garden City, a large shopping centre opened in 1970, is a regional "hub", containing services and popular restaurants, with a bus interchange and the Upper Mount Gravatt Busway Station immediately below it.

Upper Mount Gravatt is also home to the Mount Gravatt Vultures, an Queensland Australian Football League Club on Klumpp Road. The club were premiers in 2007. There is also the Hibiscus Sporting Complex and the Mount Gravatt PCYC on the same road.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Upper Mount Gravatt was 8,851, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.

The median age of the Upper Mount Gravatt population was 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median.

59.4% of people living in Upper Mount Gravatt were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.3%, China 3.1%, India 2.9%, England 2.7%, Korea, Republic of 1.4%.

67% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.1% Mandarin, 2% Cantonese, 1.4% Korean, 1.4% Arabic, 1.1% Greek.


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