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Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 7 kilometers west of the Brisbane central business district. Indooroopilly is a corruption of either the local Aboriginal word nyindurupilli, meaning 'gully of the leeches' or yindurupilly meaning 'gully of running water'. Locals often shorten the name to "Indro".

The suburb is designated as a regional activity center. The size of Indooroopilly is approximately 7.8 square kilometers. It has 25 parks covering nearly 6% of total area. The population of Indooroopilly in 2011 was 11,669 people. By 2016 the population was 12,235 showing a population growth of 4.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Indooroopilly is 20-29 years. Households in Indooroopilly are primarily couples with children. In general, people in Indooroopilly work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 54.2% of the homes in Indooroopilly were owner-occupied compared with 51% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $888,000.

Indooroopilly boasts significant commercial, office and retail sectors and is home to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, the largest shopping center in Brisbane’s western suburbs. The suburb is popular with professionals and many university students from the nearby University of Queensland campus in St Lucia. The housing stock consists of a mix of detached houses and medium density apartments. There has been a trend towards increasing small lot and townhouse development in the suburb in recent years

 

Amenities: There is a café and restaurant precinct along Station Road between the shopping center 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 organizations include the Indooroopilly Scout Group including Rovers and Indooroopilly Girl Guide District. The Indooroopilly Golf Club is a 36-hole championship course offering members and guests a variety of competition and social golf. The Brisbane City Council operate a public library in the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (Station Road end).

 

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.

 

Education: Many schools (both private and state schools) are in the suburb. Indooroopilly State School and Indooroopilly State High School are both well performing state schools easily accessed by bus. There is also Holy Family Primary School, Brigidine College and St Peters Lutheran College. The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Queensland Japanese School of Brisbane, a weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at Indooroopilly State High.

 

To see the school catchment of the suburb please click here

 

Postal code: 4068

 

Source: Corelogic, Wikipedia