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      1. Eagleby, South-East Queensland

        Eagleby: “The River Hills Suburb” Eagleby is a suburb located in the ever-growing South-East Queensland (SEQ) corridor. It covers an area of approximately 13.8km2 and is bounded by the Logan River to the north, the Albert River to the east/south and the Pacific Motorway to the west. Eagleby is situated to the North-east of Beenleigh and in the past, was considered a suburb of Beenleigh. Eagleby is located approximately 30Km from the Brisbane CBD and located approximately 45Km from the Gold Coast. The major theme parks (Dreamworld, Wet ‘N’ Wild and Movie World) are also within 25Km of Eagleby. It is also home to the Eagleby Wetlands which is a natural waterbird habitat. Demographics Eagleby has a population of 14,164 people, with a split of approximately 51% women and 49% men, this was measured at the 2016 Census. The median age of residents living in Eagleby is 35.8 years, which is below the national average of 37.4 years. Statistically, around 70% of Eagleby’s residents were born in Australia, around 9% were born in New Zealand and around 5% were born in the United Kingdom. An important factor in choosing which suburb to live in is based on the proportion of families/couples’ present and in Eagleby around 41% of residents are married, 38% of residents have never married, with the remainder either divorced or separated. The median household income of residents in Eagleby is approximately $877 per week, which is below the national average. There are several main areas of employment which Eagleby residents are employed in, the major industries being Manufacturing (16%), Retail (13%) and Construction (11%). The main occupations of residents are Labourers (18%), Technical and Trade Workers (15%) and Machinery operators (14%). The unemployment rate in Eagleby is approximately 12% (according to the 2016 Census) which is well above the national unemployment rate, being 5.6%. However, there are several large projects either being constructed or planned, this should generate additional employment opportunities and hopefully lower unemployment rates. Education There are two major primary schools servicing Eagleby. Eagleby State School is located in the northern part of Eagleby and caters for Prep to Year 6 students, the catchment area for Eagleby State School is essentially the area north of Herses Road bounded by the Albert and Logan Rivers. Eagleby South State School is located in the southern part of Eagleby and caters for Prep to Year 6 students, the catchment for Eagleby South State School is the area south of Herses Road bounded by the Albert river to the east/south and the Pacific Motorway to the west. The major secondary school servicing the Eagleby area is the Beenleigh State High School, which caters for students in Grade 7-12. The catchment of Beenleigh State High School encompasses the entire Eagleby suburb. There are also several private schools in Beenleigh and the surrounding areas. There are several early education centres established in Eagleby for younger children. Real Estate A major factor when considering the pros and cons of moving to a new suburb is how the property market is placed within that area. The median house price has increased steadily since 2013, from $246,000 in 2013 to $301,000 in 2016, however, the median unit price has decreased steadily since 2013 from $300,500 in 2013 to $230,000 in 2016. The median prices within Eagleby are significantly lower than the state average median house price, which is $470,000. Statistically a large proportion of homes in Eagleby are owned or rented by couples/families aged between 35-64, with the greatest percentage (13.9%) being couples/families aged between 55-64. Interestingly, data indicates there is a relatively small number of elderly couples (aged over 65) and younger couples (aged under 35). The current trend indicates that established couples/families are settling in Eagleby and younger/elderly couples/families are more interested in other areas. There is an equal split between home owners/purchasers and rental tenants. Around 24% of homes in Eagleby are fully owned, 25% are mortgaged and around 47% of homes are being rented. Transport There are a range of public transport options available to the residents of Eagleby. Logan City Bus Service operate bus services on weekdays, with limited services available on the weekend. Train services are also available at the Beenleigh train station and operates extensively throughout the week and weekend. Trains are available travelling towards the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. Health Services There are a range of medical facilities located within Eagleby or nearby. There is a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and Queensland Fire Service (QFS) depot located on Brigade Drive which is situated on the western boundary of Eagleby. There are several bulk billing doctor services available including Eagleby Family Practice, Eagleby Medical centre (including skin cancer clinic) and Main Street Medical and Dental Centre (which is located nearby in Beenleigh). There is also a QML pathology branch situated within the Eagleby Shopping Plaza. Should emergencies arise, the Logan Hospital is located approximately 12Km from Eagleby. Main Street Medical and Dental Centre also offers bulk billing services for Skin Cancer, Physiotherapy and dietician services. Shopping Eagleby Shopping Plaza is the major shopping centre located in Eagleby, there are several tenants including a large supermarket (IGA), a post office, a chemist, a butcher, several takeaway stores, a bottle shop and other specialty stores. Beenleigh Marketplace is also located close to Eagleby and features Woolworths, Big W and other specialty stores. The most prominent shopping centre in the Logan corridor, the Logan Hyperdome, is approximately a 10-minute drive from Eagleby and features Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart, Big W and other specialty stores Eagleby, for the most part, is a family friendly place to live, with several options available for schooling and childcare. A n area to avoid would be the park adjacent to the Eagle Tavern. Due to the size of the suburb, the majority of services are within walking or cycling distance, so a vehicle is not 100% necessary and there are numerous public transport options available within walking distance. The majority of areas within Eagleby are filled with established families/couples aged between 35-64. Overall, Eagleby is a good choice for established couples and families as well as low income households.
      2. Brisbane Economic Snapshot

        CENSUS 2016 – OUR BRISBANE Brisbane’s LGA population has grown by 1.7 per cent per annum on average over the past five years, in line with the national average. This increase in population is mostly attributed to continued growth in outer suburbs such as Taigum, Fitzgibbon, Rochedale and Burbank, but also reflects the increasing growth in inner city suburbs such as Bowen Hills, Newstead and Fortitude Valley. Brisbane’s population growth has also been supported by migration. The number of overseas born residents, particularly from China and India, as well as a host of other Asian nations, has increased. The proportion of Brisbane LGA residents born overseas increased from 28.3 per cent in 2011 to 30.6 per cent in 2016. Although the United Kingdom and New Zealand remain the most common overseas nations of birth, this proportion has decreased. Language diversity in the city has increased with the shift in migration. The most commonly spoken languages other than English are Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese. AGE Brisbane’s median age has increased slightly from 34 to 35, due to a 16.6 per cent increase in the number of residents older than 65. EDUCATION The proportion of residents who have completed high school has increased from 69.5 per cent to 72 per cent. There has also been an increase in the number of residents attending universities from 81,000 to 97,800. HOUSEHOLD INCOME Brisbane’s median personal and household income continued to increase between 2011 and 2016, by 10.6 per cent and 13.4 per cent respectively. Median personal income in the Brisbane LGA is $770 per week, which is higher than the median income for Australia, Queensland and Greater Brisbane. HOUSING COSTS The median mortgage repayment decreased in the Brisbane LGA, as interest rates reached record lows. As a result, housing affordability has improved, with the proportion of household income spent on rent and mortgage repayments decreasing. Improved rental affordability has occurred at the same time as the proportion of renters in the Brisbane LGA has increased, which in part reflects an increase in the proportion of people living in apartments. The average household size in the Brisbane LGA remained unchanged between 2011 and 2016 with the growth in occupied dwellings in line with population growth. INTERNET CONNECTIVITY Greater Brisbane has retained its position as the most internet connected of the state capitals. The proportion of dwellings with an internet connection increased further between 2011 and 2016, from 78.6 per cent to 82.4 per cent in Greater Brisbane (84 per cent of dwellings are connected in the Brisbane LGA). EMPLOYMENT
      3. Brisbane Economic Snapshot

        CENSUS 2016 – OUR BRISBANE Brisbane’s LGA population has grown by 1.7 per cent per annum on average over the past five years, in line with the national average. This increase in population is mostly attributed to continued growth in outer suburbs such as Taigum, Fitzgibbon, Rochedale and Burbank, but also reflects the increasing growth in inner city suburbs such as Bowen Hills, Newstead and Fortitude Valley. Brisbane’s population growth has also been supported by migration. The number of overseas born residents, particularly from China and India, as well as a host of other Asian nations, has increased. The proportion of Brisbane LGA residents born overseas increased from 28.3 per cent in 2011 to 30.6 per cent in 2016. Although the United Kingdom and New Zealand remain the most common overseas nations of birth, this proportion has decreased. Language diversity in the city has increased with the shift in migration. The most commonly spoken languages other than English are Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese. AGE Brisbane’s median age has increased slightly from 34 to 35, due to a 16.6 per cent increase in the number of residents older than 65. EDUCATION The proportion of residents who have completed high school has increased from 69.5 per cent to 72 per cent. There has also been an increase in the number of residents attending universities from 81,000 to 97,800. HOUSEHOLD INCOME Brisbane’s median personal and household income continued to increase between 2011 and 2016, by 10.6 per cent and 13.4 per cent respectively. Median personal income in the Brisbane LGA is $770 per week, which is higher than the median income for Australia, Queensland and Greater Brisbane. HOUSING COSTS The median mortgage repayment decreased in the Brisbane LGA, as interest rates reached record lows. As a result, housing affordability has improved, with the proportion of household income spent on rent and mortgage repayments decreasing. Improved rental affordability has occurred at the same time as the proportion of renters in the Brisbane LGA has increased, which in part reflects an increase in the proportion of people living in apartments. The average household size in the Brisbane LGA remained unchanged between 2011 and 2016 with the growth in occupied dwellings in line with population growth. INTERNET CONNECTIVITY Greater Brisbane has retained its position as the most internet connected of the state capitals. The proportion of dwellings with an internet connection increased further between 2011 and 2016, from 78.6 per cent to 82.4 per cent in Greater Brisbane (84 per cent of dwellings are connected in the Brisbane LGA). EMPLOYMENT
      4. Cleveland, South-East Brisbane suburb

        WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLEVELAND, BRISBANE If you have never visited the welcoming suburb of Cleveland, you are certainly missing out on one of Brisbane’s hidden suburban gems. There are plenty of things to see and do in Cleveland, and as far as suburban living goes Cleveland offers a beautiful balance of quality shopping centers, delicious restaurants, good schools and plenty of public transport. BENEFITS OF LIVING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a fantastic Brisbane suburb for young families looking for a place to settle down; with an abundance of family-friendly activities including many parks, the local Cleveland Pool, and the Redlands Hospital within close reach, it really offers everything a young family would need. This suburb also happens to be a very popular destination for those looking to retire; with many well-respected retirement villages including Aveo Cleveland, Renaissance, and many others. THE BEST STREETS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE The best streets in Cleveland, Brisbane, completely depend on which reason you are choosing to move to the suburb. If you’d like to live a luxurious lifestyle, and be within reach of a direct route to Brisbane’s CBD, you may choose to live in Raby Bay. However, if you are looking to raise a young family you may want to choose a home located in the streets around Cleveland’s kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. THE BEST SCHOOLS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a fantastic suburb to raise a family, as previously mentioned, one main reason being that the Cleveland schools offer a lot of support for students with many programs created to build a sense of community and offer specialized education for certain interests. The Cleveland Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6, and during their schooling students are able to participate in sporting programs, drama, music, and other specialized education. Cleveland Primary School also has a well-respected Swimming team, known locally as ‘The Cleveland Penguins’. Two additional benefits for parents sending their children to the Cleveland Primary school are the on-site dental office for easy dentist appointments, as well as on-site before and after school care. If however your children are high-school aged, they will be attending Cleveland District State High School. This is a very well respected school with plenty of award-winning and high-achieving students. The main specialized programs on offer at this school are the sports program, foreign language program, and leadership programs. There is also a lot of support for students as they prepare to transition into the workforce, with Year 10 students being given the option to participate in certificate programs within the school year so that they may graduate with qualifications. PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is the end of the line for a direct train service that goes directly to Brisbane’s CBD and through to Shorncliffe station. This is ideal for those looking to work in the city, or in neighboring suburbs. (https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/timetables/train/T/cleveland-line) Apart from the central train line, there are also plenty of bus services around Cleveland, making it very easy for students and adults to travel around the suburb and beyond. On top of this, there is also a ferry service on the edge of Cleveland that allows for transport to Stradbroke Island, a beautiful island that is known for it’s beaches and delicious gelato shop. A wonderful holiday destination, this is another benefit to living in or travelling to Cleveland, Brisbane. SHOPPING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE From clothing to groceries, Cleveland has a fantastic range of shopping available all around the suburb. One of the most popular shopping destinations that has to be mentioned is Stocklands Cleveland. Located just a short walk from the Cleveland Primary School, this shopping center offers a variety of stores including a Woolworths Grocery Store, a Golden Casket, a few delicious cafes, a Liquourland, and a Terry White Chemists, among other stores. (https://www.stockland.com.au/shopping-centres/centres/stockland-cleveland) Bloomfield Street in Cleveland offers a variety of shops that stretch along the street. For your Fashion needs, boutiques to visit include Louky Boutique, Neon Laundry, Jolie, and Get Gorgeous. On Sundays Bloomfield Street closes off for the weekly Cleveland Village Farmer’s markets, which is a great place to find farm-fresh produce, handmade gift ideas, and bakery-fresh bread and desserts. DISTANCE FROM CLEVELAND TO BRISBANE CBD If you plan on driving from Cleveland to Brisbane’s CBD, you will need to know that it is a total of 28km distance. The easiest route is to take Shore Street all the way from Cleveland through to the CBD – you will drive through Capalaba, Carindale, and Woolloongabba, however it is an easy drive if you give yourself enough time. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE For the youth that grow up in Cleveland, many of the most popular jobs are in the hospitality industry. There are many small cafés, as well as restaurants, fast food restaurants, and grocery stores. For those having trouble finding employment, there are a few employment services in Cleveland including Employment Services Queensland on Queen Street, and Mylestone Employment (for disabilities) on Bloomfield Street. Cleveland as a suburb is a fantastic place for those looking to be employed by small business, however many residents of Cleveland have work outside of the suburb that they travel to. WHAT THERE IS TO DO IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a beautiful, quiet, and welcoming community that offers plenty of fun things to do on the weekends and during the week. If you are looking for a relaxing time, Stephanie’s Vintage Day Spa on Middle Street in Cleveland offers an abundance of services including highly reviewed massages. The spa itself is beautifully decorated and is a perfect destination for a one-off relaxation appointment, or for regular treatments. (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g494983-d9812382-Reviews-Stephanies_Vintage_Spa-Cleveland_Redland_City_Brisbane_Region_Queensland.html) If you are a foodie, Cleveland is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal! Raby Bay Harbour is very popular for restaurants including Hogs Breath Café, The Funky Mexican Cantina, Icon Bar, and many others. There are also delicious restaurants dotted around the suburb – many which deliver locally. One of the most well respected restaurants is Maharaja, an Indian restaurant with arguably some of the best butter chicken dishes in Brisbane. (http://maharajacleveland.com.au/) The Cleveland Lighthouse is a beautiful place to visit on the weekend to enjoy the scenery. From the lookout you are most likely to see a few friendly Pelicans swimming about. There is a recently renovated park with a playground perfect for young kids, as well as a gelato shop, fish and chips, a café, and a fine dining restaurant. MEDIAN HOUSE PRICES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE If you are considering moving to Cleveland, the median house prices (according to Real Estate.com.au) are $460 per week to rent, and $560,000 to buy. To rent a unit by comparison is around $300 per week, or $395,000 to buy. (https://www.realestate.com.au/neighbourhoods/cleveland-4163-qld) Overall, Cleveland is a wonderful bayside community, offering an escape from the busy city and a perfect place to raise a young family.
      5. Hi Guys We are seriously considering moving to Brisbane/Sunshine Coast but are a bit lost in terms of where to move. We are looking for great junior and High schools, ideally state but open to private. Ideally somewhere not to isolated but not too busy! The dream is to be close to the sea but willing to travel 1hr to go to the beach. Want to avoid the Gold Coast. Our main concern is everywhere we look in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast has flood risks! We did think of Buderim but it seems very sleepy which I’m not sure will be good for teenagers. We also looked at Red cliff but seems a bit isolated and run down. Do you guys have any ideas? Thanks for your time!
      6. So we're now moving to Brisbane due to work. Bit of an abrupt change of plans but all good. Clothes wise - I've heard a lot it's humid all year round with a slight dip in 'winter' months. I take it we won't be needing any suit jackets/work wool tops/jumpers/stockings? Bedding - no duvets? Also, I'll have a read through the Brisbane section, however any advice about nice family friendly areas to live that are no more than 45 min commutable (by train/bus) would be appreciated. All advice appreciated, thanks.
      7. Hi We are moving to Brisbane and have two old cars. Can't sell in Melbourne and we need rwc in QLD within two weeks due to rego requirement according to: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/transfer/interstate/index.html "If you move to Queensland from another state or territory, you must get Queensland registration and a Queensland driver licence. You have 14 days to register your vehicle in Queensland and may be fined if you don’t." so we may drive up and try to px within a couple of weeks. Anybody know of any decent dealers where this might be possible. Cheers
      8. Mount Gravatt - Brisbane Suburb Guide

        Mt Gravatt Mount Gravatt is a suburb approx 10 km south of Brisbane. It use to be largest suburb in Brisbane until they split the areas up in to Mount Gravatt East, Mount Gravatt South, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wishart. The suburb has a mixture of hilly areas and flat with leafy streets and some stunning residential properties, there are a rising number of units and townhouses being developed. Mount Gravatt has long been one of the major centres outside of the CBD, especially for those who reside on the south of the city. It is a popular central business district with a number of recognized Major Retailers and boasts some of the best Cafes, Restaurants, Small local businesses, numerous Banks and other Financial Institutions to be proud of. It has moved forward rapidly with some major changes being seen over the past few years. It is a large, multicultural suburb, with a wide choice of Churches, Schools, Parklands, Arts and Culture, and transport. Public Transport Unfortunately there is no train line connecting Mount Gravatt to the CBD. The Brisbane City Council Bus Service runs frequently to all areas with many local streets with service for all residents. Shopping What can I say, apart from I really wish I lived in Mount Gravatt, but I don't think my husbands wallet could take it. You are 7 minutes drive from two of the largest shopping centres, restaurants and movie theatres. Carindale Shopping Centre Garden City Shopping Centre You also have the Mt Gravatt Plaza, shops and cafes on Logan Rd Mt Gravatt Homemaker Centre - Mt Gravatt Homemaker Centre features 13 stores to cater to your home and leisure needs. With a combination of electrical, sporting and homewares, banking, health and organic retailers Mt Gravatt Homemaker Centre offers great choice and an easy and enjoyable shopping experience. The Village Upper Mount Gravatt And many more smaller shopping complexes. Bunnings All the car dealerships you can think of What to Do For a start you have cinemas, an aquatic centre, public library, parks & off-leash areas, and a scout hall for families. Get up early on Saturdays and Sundays and explore the trash and treasure, fresh fruit and veg and other delights at the Mt Gravatt markets at the Showgrounds. Don't forget a trip to Mt Gravatt Outlook with its spectacular 360-degree views of Brisbane, pack a picnic or have a BBQ. For dogs: check out the local off-leash areas where Fido can release canine tension. Try DM Henderson Park at MacGregor, Abbeville Street Park, Mt Gravatt East and Boorabbin Picnic Ground, Wishart. Exercise - You could walk to the nearest stop and catch the bus to work, or take the kids to school. 3 x 10 mins daily exercise is recommended for good health. Or, go for laps at the Hibiscus Sports Complex, Klumpp Road in Upper Mt Gravatt. (You'll double the exercise by walking there). For fitness and fun, try your nearest Active and Healthy Park including Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mt Gravatt or the Wishart Community Park which has lots of walking and bike tracks. Why not join your local 'gonewalking' group for fitness or leisure walks with trained walk leaders. Wander around the delightful Toohey Forest - with more than 650 hectares of bushland, it is an important example of dry eucalypt forest in an urban environment. The forest hills and slopes provide a vital habitat for many native plants and animals. Mt Gravatt Lookout is part of Toohey Forest and offers spectacular city views. Stroll along Bulimba Creek which weaves its way through the area, enjoy wildlife spotting along the creek banks. Mt Gravatt Park Located off busy Logan Road in Upper Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt Park is a good play option for families in the area. The playgrounds feature swings, rockers, climbing activities and a slide and are protected from the sun by shade structures. For bigger Brisbane Kids, the park also has a basketball half court and a rebound wall. Flat grassy areas provide space to run or set up a picnic. There is also a barbeque in the park and several unsheltered picnic tables. Imagination Factor The climbing station’s bridge shape will have Brisbane Kids imagining they’re climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, whilst the small climbing wall built into the play equipment is perfect for ‘abseiling’. Bring a bouncy ball to test out hand-eye coordination skills on the rebound wall, or a basketball to shoot some hoops like an NBA star. Special Needs Mount Gravatt Park has accessible toilet facilities. The playground is unfenced, though buffered from the main road by the small carpark which has parking for eight vehicles and is accessed directly from Logan Road. Shade structures protect the play equipment from the sun during the day and there are several large trees around the grassy areas to provide further sun protection. There are unsheltered picnic tables and a barbeque in Mount Gravatt Park, as well as several nearby shops for snack supplies. Mount Gravatt Park – The Facts Unfenced playgrounds sheltered by shade structures Accessible toilet facilities Rubber and bark base Slide Swings Climbing station Rockers Basketball half court Rebound wall Shady trees Open grassy spaces Barbeque Unsheltered picnic tables Bench seating Small off street carpark (off Logan Rd) Hibiscus Sports Complex Hibiscus Sports Complex has a 50 metre Olympic-sized outdoor pool with shade at the shallow end. It also has two indoor heated pools: one 12 metre pool for learn to swim classes and one 25 metre pool for recreation and fitness. Pools are set amongst landscaped grounds. The complex offers learn to swim classes, squad swimming and group fitness classes. A health and fitness club, squash centre, netball centre, skate park and kiosk are also located on site—all that you could possibly need for a great day out with your Brisbane Kids. Facilities At Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool 50 metre, Olympic-sized outdoor pool 25 metre, heated indoor pool 12 metre, heated indoor pool Fenced water play area with island water feature Kiosk Lifeguards Learn to Swim Squad Group fitness Gym, squash centre, multi-purpose courts and skate park adjacent Special Needs Disabled Access/Facilities Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool is located at 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt. For more information regarding Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool, including opening times and admission prices, please visit http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sports-and-leisure/swimming-pools-in-brisbane/hibiscus-sports-complex Education There are numerous schools to choose from both government and private a few are: Upper Mount Gravatt State School - Prep - Yr 6 St Marks Lutheran Primary School St Bernard's School - Upper Mount Gravatt - private Catholic Prep - Yr 6 Mount Gravatt State High School - Yr 7 - 12 - Good reputation TAFE - Mt Gravatt Griffith University Demographics Mount Gravatt (4122) is a suburb of Brisbane, Eastern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 9 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Mount Gravatt is in the federal electorate of Bonner. In the 2011 census the population of Mount Gravatt was 3,238 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males. The median/average age of the people in Mount Gravatt is 36 years of age. 71.7% of people living in the suburb of Mount Gravatt were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% New Zealand, 3.0% England, 2.1% India, 1.0% China , 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Fiji, 0.6% Saudi Arabia, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% Indonesia, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Italy. 81.8% of people living in Mount Gravatt speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Other, 1.1% Arabic, 1.0% Punjabi, 1.0% Mandarin, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Greek, 0.6% Spanish. The religious makeup of Mount Gravatt is 26.7% Catholic, 23.2% No religion, 14.5% Anglican, 5.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Uniting Church, 3.5% Christian, nfd, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Pentecostal, 2.9% Islam, 1.8% Buddhism. 41.9% of people are married, 37.9% have never married and 10.0% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 196 widowed people living in Mount Gravatt. 58.9% of the people living in Mount Gravatt over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.1% are working on a part time basis. Mount Gravatt has an unemployment rate of 6.3%. The main occupations of people living in Mount Gravatt are 29.9% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.3% Managers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 6.4% Labourers, 4.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated. The main industries people from Mount Gravatt work in are 14.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.5% Education and training, 10.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.3% Public administration and safety, 9.0% Retail trade, 6.8% Construction, 6.1% Manufacturing, 5.6% Accommodation and food services, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing. 27.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.7% of homes are rented. The median individual income is $589 per week and the median household income is $1218 per week. The median rent in Mount Gravatt is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.
      9. To our members who live around the Brisbane area (although I keep being told Lockyer etc aren't Brisbane) but which part would you class yourself in. I'm just considering trying to organise another meet up but for our area.
      10. Photos of Queensland

        Continuing from the Tasmania photo thread I thought we could have one in Queensland. I know a few members are great with their camera and take excellent photos so I'm hoping they will join in. A few that spring to mind are @Johndoe @Bobj Cape Hillsborough- North of Mackay
      11. Should we get a container?

        Me, my hubbie and our 2.5 year old are moving on a 190 visa from Manchester to Brisbane in September. We are hoping to sell / bin / charity shop the majority of our stuff but still have a few items of furniture, pictures, clothes etc that we would like to take. I think half a container would be more than large enough to fit in everything. My question is does anyone know roughly how much this would cost and also do any firms offer space in a container rather than having to have the whole thing or half?. Also we are thinking of just paying 6 months rent up front once we have found a place - does anyone have any experience of this? Is it the norm if you have no Australian credit history, previous address etc? Any advice would be great!
      12. Any recruitment agents out there? I moved to The Sunshine Coast 2 years ago, looking to move to Brisbane City to be with my Girlfriend My situation is I have current ahpra registration and I am currently working on the coast as an RN on a 457 visa i am looking for a full time RN position in the Brisbane area with an employer willing to take over my 457. any help would be amazing, thank you very much in advance
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      14. Hi, Sometimes life is really strange, 2 years ago a girl asked me to come down to aussie but it didn't work out and here I'm today with a job offer to Australia and about to move to Australia with my new girlfriend I found out yesterday that I was selected for a job as project manager for a huge project so me and my girlfriend from Sweden got sponsored Visa to Australia. We are getting apartment payed for 3 months, they are paying for the shipping of our stuff from here, health insurance and a lot of other benefits to move. The job is located in Brisbane. This project needs to be completed within 14 months so the contract is only 14 months but I have the possibility to get my job extended. This is a dream come true for many people I guess, get awesome well paid job, Australia etc.. and for me, but, im nervous. I'm swetting all the time, thinking of my family and relatives, because I'm very attached to my family, what if something happens to me, can I handle the job, because I will be responsible for a project with is veeeeeeeery expensive, my head is spinning faster then the earth It self... For those who have migrated, have you been in same thoughts or for those who need to do same trip as I? Have you been nervous, what were your biggest fears. Please share your stories and thoughts.
      15. Hi everyone!

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      16. Hi all I'm Bec, I've been in Australia for 5 years, living in Brisbane the entire time. I'm 28 and married to an Aussie I have found it difficult to make lasting close friendships during my time here, and would love to make a couple of close girl friends to spend some time with. I enjoy shopping, going out for dinner/drinks, BBQ's at the beach, day trips to new places and camping :laugh: If anyone is interested in meeting up for a drink, please get in touch! It would be great if we could get a group of us together to meet up! Cheers
      17. i need help on the vettasses test, im doing it in brisbane, need help with the disconnect/reconnect, its for the control side of the motor? would i have to check the direction of the motor and the power of the motor. or do i just disconnect the control side, then prove its dead, make sure all covers are on test test , and switch back on and the motor, does it have a emerhancy stop button normal closed connections, make to break the circuit. at the start of the circuit, through all my stops then onto my starts, do i need a hold on contact.. im screwed, my test is under a week if any one could help please
      18. Hi All, Quite specific questionan but I hope the forum community can help: My wife and I are looking to move to Aus early summer but cannot decide on the place. Wife is GIS Technician and asset managment (geography and spatial mapping), I am service manager and team manager in same category (GIS). Can anyone share their opinion on which city would be better Brisbane or Melbourne. I have already checked seek and indeed and the market is slighlty larger in Melbourne. Thanks
      19. Ormiston College

        Hi All, Has anyone got kids at Ormiston College, Brisbane? Based on research on this forum and elsewhere (including there impressive naplan results) we really liked the look of the school (although we've never been or had a tour) & have applied for places for our three daughters, in readiness for us finally making the move over later this year. As we anticipated when we submitted the enrolment forms, they don't currently have any 'in year' places for our girls, but we're on the waiting list. Does have anyone have any experience of how long the waiting lists are at Ormiston? We've not really been able to pin this down with them to anything other than a place 'could become available at anytime' We don't really want to have to start them in a the local state catchment school then move them again as and when places become available. They would be going into year 4, year 1 & prep. We visited the Redeemer Lutheran School when we came over to activate our visas, seemed very friendly & at the time they had placed for all 3 of our daughters, but at the time we weren't ready to make the move. We'd still consider this School - but on balance would prefer to be further towards Bayside (Ormiston, Wellington Point, Cleveland areas of Brisbane). Has anyone recently enrolled at at The Redeemer? If so were places still available or again is there now waiting lists here as well?
      20. To say - Hi All, Me and my partner have recently moved to Brisbane into temporary "holiday" accommodation but we are looking to move into our own rented property asap. There are so many different suburbs we really need some good strong guidance from other residents and locals on what suburbs are good, why they are good, which ones are bad and why we should avoid them etc. could anyone please help?! Update - So we are looking for either a house or apartment, need 2 bedrooms or more, being a little further out from the city wouldnt be too much for a problem as we hope to have a car but we want are looking to meet friends in the area so i guess cant be too remote... We have noticed the further out you are the more space you get but is that worth it if the area isnt great or you maybe are too far from the CBD? Thank you so much in advance!! :-) Ash. Reason for update - Forgot to mention some crucial details as @lastonealive mentioned (thank you btw!) Thanks, Ash.
      21. Two guys (late 30s) just arrived in Brisbane from the UK (NIreland). Would love to meet up with people from the UK and Ireland for drinks and a chat. Staying in Victoria Point (Bayside Suburbs) Interests - football, music, socialising and of course food and drink. Any advice on where best to head out would be very much appreciated. Trying to get our bearings and to meet people. Cheers guys.
      22. Brisbane property market

        Hi Everyone, My family and I are on the verge of deciding to move from the UK to Brisbane. We're hoping to live in one of the family friendly suburbs not too far from the city. Can anyone give any advice on the property market? Is it changing much? Are prices going up? Staying flat? Also, is there a good time during the year to buy? We're trying to work out when to move and I'd like to try to buy at the best time. Thanks is in advance for any advice. Mark
      23. Brisbane property market

        Hi Everyone, My family and I are on the verge of deciding to move from the UK to Brisbane. We're hoping to live in one of the family friendly suburbs not too far from the city. Can anyone give any advice on the property market? Is it changing much? Are prices going up? Staying flat? Also, is there a good time during the year to buy? We're trying to work out when to move and I'd like to try to buy at the best time. Thanks is in advance for any advice. Mark
      24. I see that many people wonder 'where to live?' when moving to Australia (especially if they don't have family here already). I came here from New Zealand nearly 20 years ago with my Pommy ex-husband and we headed straight to Queensland as I had a sister here. The Redcliffe Peninsula is just 30 minutes north of Brisbane and so has access to all major city facilities. For many years it was a sleepy seaside village but now has 55,000 residents and is predicted to have significant capital growth. There are now many new apartment complexes on the waterfront, sensational canal homes as well as a variety of other real estate options. If you would prefer a 'sea-change' rather than living in a tight-knit suburb, then consider the Peninsula. You can find fabulous beachside properties at very reasonable prices. If you have friends or relatives living at North Lakes, Queensland already - it's just 10-15 minutes from them. I'd love to show you around... Happy New Year! Karen
      25. Moving to Brisbane

        Hi all, Im looking for some advise. Im currently a national administrator working for a telecomms in west midlands. My boyfriend has recently moved to Brisbane and has sponsership working for a repair company. Im planning on joining him in april but im unsure how i would get on for work... not even sure where to start. Any advise would be great!
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