Brookfield, Queensland


Brookfield, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Brookfield
city = Brisbane
state = qld


caption =
lga = Brisbane City Council
Pullenvale Ward
postcode = 4069
pop = 4,419 (2004) [ [http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/305051084Population/People12000-2004?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=305051084&issue=2000-2004&num=&view= ABS Statistics] ]
area =
stategov = Moggill
fedgov = Ryan
near-nw = Upper Brookfield
near-n = Enoggera Reservoir
near-ne = The Gap
near-e = Mount Coot-tha
near-sw = Pullenvale
near-s = Pinjarra Hills
near-se = Kenmore

Brookfield is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located approximately 13km to the west of the Brisbane CBD. Brookfield was named by Mrs J. S. Brimblecombe due to the creeks and gullies in the area.

Geography

Brookfield is a semi-rural suburb consisting largely of acreage. Although there are a small number of farms, the vast majority of property is residential.

History

Traditionally, Brisbane was occupied by the Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal groups. Development in the Brookfield area began in 1869, when the area was opened for logging and farming. Brookfield State School was opened in 1874 and the Brookfield Post Office was opened on August 12 1876.

Attractions

Brookfield Cemetery was opened in 1882. The town hall was moved from Darra to Brookfield in 1931.

Every year the Brookfield Show show is held over three days. The first Brookfield Show was held in 1906. The 2006 Brookfield show attracted almost 22,000 visitors. A formal ball is held annually in Brookfield. The 2005 Show Ball had 550 attendees.

Education

Brookfield State School is a primary school located in Brookfield. It teaches years 1-7 (with a preschool) and has an enrollment of 423 pupils. The closest senior school is Kenmore State High School.

Population

As of 2001 census there were 3,641 residents of Brookfield [http://bcc-communitydirectory.com/statistical_portrait/outer_west/population/ 2001 Population] . Brisbane City Council Communities.] . In the years from 1996-2001, there was an average annual population growth rate of 6.7% in Brookfield, compared to 1.8% in Brisbane [http://bcc-communitydirectory.com/statistical_portrait/outer_west/population_growth/ Population Change] . Brisbane City Council Communities.] . 25.9% of the population was aged 0-14 in 2001, as compared to 18.0% in Brisbane [http://bcc-communitydirectory.com/statistical_portrait/outer_west/age_profile/ Age Profile] . Brisbane City Council Communities.]

References

* [http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/brookfield/home/ Our Brisbane - Brookfield]
* [http://www.brookfieldshow.com/ Brookfield Show Society]
* [http://www.brookfieldss.qld.edu.au/ Brookfield State School]


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