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A suburban street in Bray Park
A suburban street in Bray Park

Bray Park is a suburb of Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is a part of Brisbane metropolitan area. In the 2016 census, Bray Park had a population of 10,246 people.[3]

Geography


Bray Park is bounded by Four Mile Creek in the south, the North Coast railway line in the east, Francis Road in the north, and Old North Road in the west.[4]

There is no railway station within Bray Park. However, Bray Park railway station is just south of the suburb in neighbouring Strathpine,[4] providing passengers services on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line of the Queensland Rail City network.

History


The suburb was named on 1 April 1970 after John Sanders Bray, a former Pine Rivers Shire councillor from May 1946 to March 1973. He was shire chairman from 1950 to 1973 (the longest serving chairman of the shire). His father Nathan Bray moved to the district in 1900 and established a dairy farm on Gympie Road that John Bray later took over.[2][5][6]

Bray Park State School, opened on 31 January 1973.[7]

Holy Spirit School opened on 6 March 1977.[8]

Bray Park State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[7]

Genesis Christian College opened on 1 February 1991.[8]

Demographics


In the 2011 census, Bray Park recorded a population of 10,002 people, 51.2% female and 48.8% male.

The median age of the Bray Park population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37.

78.4% of people living in Bray Park were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.7%, England 3.4%, Philippines 0.9%, South Africa 0.8%, and Fiji 0.6%.

90% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Hindi, 0.7% Samoan, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, and 0.3% Afrikaans.

Amenities


The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Kensington Village on Sovereign Way.[9]

Education


Bray Park State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Hopetoun Street (27°17′37″S 152°58′31″E [19] ).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 418 students with 32 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent). The school includes a special education program.[12]

Bray Park State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Lavarack Road (27°17′59″S 152°57′43″E [20] ).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 792 students with 74 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent). The school includes a special education program.[12][14]

Holy Spirit School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 102 Sparkes Road (27°17′38″S 152°58′15″E [21] ).[10][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 615 students with 47 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[12]

Genesis Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 10 Youngs Crossing Road (27°17′20″S 152°57′14″E [22] ).[10][16] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,495 students with 109 teachers (99 full-time equivalent) and 96 non-teaching staff (75 full-time equivalent).[12]

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