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Calamvale QLD


Postcode: 4116

Calamvale is a suburb on the south side of the city of Brisbane, Australia. A relatively large suburb, it adjoins Stretton, Parkinson, Sunnybank Hills, Acacia Ridge, Algester and Drewvale. It is 17 kilometres from Brisbane’s central business district.

Calamvale is close to the Karawatha nature reserve. The crime rate is extremely low. The suburb has a medium-high average income per household. The schools in Calamvale include Calamvale Community College (which combines a primary and a secondary school), Stretton State College (Prep year to Year 9), and Calamvale Special School.

The size of Calamvale is approximately 7 km². It has nine parks covering nearly 1% of the total area. There are three childcare centres located in Calamvale. The population of Calamvale in 1996 was 6053; by 2001 it had risen to 9011, and by 2004 the population was 9836.The predominant age group in Calamvale is 20-29 years.

Households in Calamvale are primarily couples with children who are likely to be repaying between $1000 and $1200 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Calamvale work in professional occupations. In 1996, 71% of the homes in Calamvale were owner-occupied, compared with 67% in 2001. The median house price for the calendar year 2005 was $359,750.

Environmental engineers from Brisbane’s Griffith University have conducted numerous studies on water quality at the creek and wetlands, and have presented papers at conferences internationally on the design and effectiveness of the treatment train.