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    Indooroopilly - Brisbane Suburb Guide

     

    Indooroopilly (or Indro as it is called by the locals) is a great little suburb with a real mix of grand old homes, contemporary apartments and exclusive river front properties.  

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    It is only 6km to the city centre. The suburb covers 7.5 km². At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 11,670.

    Indooroopilly borders the edges of Mt Coot-tha and the very popular Brisbane Botanic Gardens on the north west and with the Brisbane River on the south-west.

    It has excellent transport with both bus and train networks and lots of shopping options with the Indooroopilly shopping centre located at its heart and a few restaurant strips to catch a bite to eat. The residents are also a cosmopolitian mix of professionals, students, young couples and families. The terrain is a bit hilly and this adds to its character.

    Indooroopilly is near the University of Queensland campuses density and very popular with the students who go there.  

     

    Transport

    Moggill Road is the main thoroughfare, connecting Indooroopilly to Toowong and the city via Coronation Drive (inbound), and Chapel Hill and Kenmore (outbound). The Western Freeway also serves the suburb. 

    Indooroopilly is well connected by public transport. There is a bus interchange adjoining the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, where Brisbane Transport operates services to the CBD, university and other western suburbs. 

    Indooroopilly railway station provides frequent services to the Brisbane CBD, Ipswich, Richlands and Caboolture.  The train station is a central hub where express trains run to the city; so there are more trains than at other stops closer to the city. The ride takes about 10 mins to the city on an express train.

    A lot of people don't bother owning a car in this wonderful suburb.

     

    Recreation

    There is a café and restaurant precinct along Station Road between the shopping centre and railway station as well as to the east of the railway station. 

    There are two cinema complexes in Indooroopilly, the Eldorado cinemas on Coonan Street and Event Cinema Megaplex inside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. This cinema complex once had 8 cinemas, now it boasts 16. It is the major cinema complex in the Western Suburbs. 

     

    Indooroopilly youth organisations include the Indooroopilly Scout Group including Rovers  and Indooroopilly Girl Guide District. Indooroopilly is also home to one of Brisbane's oldest Soccer Football Clubs, Taringa Rovers. Let's not forget that Queensland premier golf club is there. The Indooroopilly Golf Club [8] is a 36-hole championship course offering members and guests a variety of competition and social golf.

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    There is an unofficial dog park/meeting point at the Indooroopilly High School Oval; lots of dog walkers about 6.30am and about 5pm at night. Make sure you take your own bags and ball. Lots of dogs there and they are all very social. 

     

    Shopping

    Having the largest retail and entertainment precinct west of the Brisbane CBD, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, is a major drawcard and is surrounded by many retailers, and small businesses.

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    Indooroopilly Shopping Centre hosts over 600 specialty stores and is the largest shopping centre in the western suburbs of Brisbane and contains the only Myer store in that region. Station Road Dining and Event Cinemas trade outside of these hours.

    The food court in the main shopping centre has loads of options; we would highly recommend having high tea at Fleet Street Cafe (part of the Pig and Whistle Pub adjoining the main shopping centre). The Pig and Whistle is open late on weeknights and weekends for meals and drinks and has a smoking section outside. Serving a great choice of English food, their Barnsley Lamb Chops are too die for.

     

    Education

    A Some of the most prestigious schools in Brisbane are located in Indooroopilly, including:

    St Peter's Lutheran College - Prep - Yr 12 (excellent school) Private and not cheap between $13,000 and $19,000 a year 

    Indooroopilly State School - Primary - Prep - Yr 6 - (excellent school) government

    Indooroopilly State High School - Yr 7 - Yr 12 - (excellent school) government

    Ambrose Treacy College - Yr 4 - Yr 12 - Catholic College fees approx $12,000

    Brigidine College - Yr 7 - Yr 12 - Catholic College (girls only) fees approx $8,000 pa. 

     

     

    Demographics 

    Indooroopilly (4068) is a suburb of Brisbane, Southern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 6 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Indooroopilly is in the federal electorate of Ryan.

    In the 2011 census the population of Indooroopilly was 11,670 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

    The median/average age of the people in Indooroopilly is 29 years of age.

    60.0% of people living in the suburb of Indooroopilly were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% China , 3.2% England, 2.4% New Zealand, 2.1% India, 1.8% Malaysia, 1.4% Hong Kong , 1.4% Taiwan, 1.3% South Africa, 1.2% Korea, Republic of , 1.1% Singapore, 1.0% United States of America, 0.9% Saudi Arabia, 0.7% Iran, 0.6% Papua New Guinea.

    70.4% of people living in Indooroopilly speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.3% Mandarin, 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Cantonese, 2.1% Other, 1.7% Arabic, 1.2% Korean, 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Persian, 0.7% Hindi.

    The religious makeup of Indooroopilly is 29.7% No religion, 20.6% Catholic, 13.1% Anglican, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Uniting Church, 3.1% Buddhism, 3.0% Islam, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Hinduism, 2.2% Christian, nfd.

    40.7% of people are married, 48.6% have never married and 5.3% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 354 widowed people living in Indooroopilly.

    58.1% of the people living in Indooroopilly over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.6% are working on a part time basis. Indooroopilly has an unemployment rate of 6.7%. 

    The main occupations of people living in Indooroopilly are 41.4% Professionals, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Managers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 7.1% Technicians & trades workers, 4.4% Labourers, 1.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

    The main industries people from Indooroopilly work in are 17.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 14.0% Education and training, 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.0% Retail trade, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 4.0% Financial and insurance services, 3.9% Construction, 3.6% Administrative and support services.

    30.5% of homes are fully owned, and 23.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 44.4% of homes are rented.

    The median individual income is $667 per week and the median household income is $1669 per week.

    The median rent in Indooroopilly is $390 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

     

     

     

     


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