Bongaree, Queensland

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Bongaree
Queensland
Population 6,524 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4507
Location 51 km (32 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pumicestone
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Bongaree:
Bellara Bribie Island National Park
Bongaree Woorim

Bongaree is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. At the 2006 census, the suburb recorded a population of 14,275 persons, with a median age of 55 years.[1]

The suburb is named after the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Bongaree is 6,524, 53.4% female and 46.6% male.

The median/average age of the Bongaree population is 62 years of age, 25 years above the Australian average.

74% of people living in Bongaree were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.1%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 1%, Netherlands 0.9%, Germany 0.6%.

90.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Thai.

Schools[edit]

Bribie Island State School, [3] and Bribie Island State High School, [4] are both located on First Avenue in Bongaree.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 27°04′53″S 153°09′25″E / 27.0814°S 153.1569°E / -27.0814; 153.1569