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Wakerley
BrisbaneQueensland
Watervale Parade Wakerley.jpg
Watervale Parade, 2014
Population: 7804
Postcode: 4154
Location: 15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward; Doboy Ward)
State District: Electoral district of Chatsworth
Federal Division: Division of Bonner
Suburbs around Wakerley:
Tingalpa Manly West Manly West
Tingalpa Wakerley Ransome
Belmont Gumdale Ransome

Wakerley is a modern mid-ring suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is South of the Brisbane River, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the CBD, and close to the Southern bayside suburbs.

Wakerley was named after early settler J W Wakerley.

Demographics

StateLibQld 1 175087 Family in front of house made of kerosene tins at Wakerley, Brisbane, 1927
Family in front of house made of kerosene tins at Wakerley, 1927

In the 2011 census, the population of Wakerley was 7,804, 50.9% female and 49.1% male. The median age of the Wakerley population was 33 years, 4 years below the Australian median. 68.7% of people living in Wakerley were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6.5%, New Zealand 6.3%, South Africa 4%, Scotland 1%, India 0.6%. 85.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.8% Afrikaans, 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Hindi, 0.6% Italian.

Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°10′E / 27.483°S 153.167°E / -27.483; 153.167


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