|Population||7,911 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,256/km2 (3,252/sq mi)|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|Area||6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|Region||South East Queensland|
Clontarf is a residential and light industrial suburb of the Moreton Bay Region in the south-west of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It was named after Clontarf in Ireland.
Attractions and features
Clontarf is connected to Brisbane City, across Bramble Bay, by the Houghton Highway which is a 2.7 km long causeway that provides access to the southern tip of Redcliffe City, greatly decreasing the travel time between Redcliffe and Brisbane. The current pair of bridges, Houghton Highway and its twin Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, replaced the original Hornibrook Bridge which is now closed and mostly demolished.
Clontarf Beach and Bells Beach are two of the closest beaches to Brisbane City.
Pelican Park is known for its kite flying conditions, and a local industry has built around the sport. On weekends, many kites can be seen flying above Clontarf from the Hornibrook Bridge. During May, the Redcliffe Kite Club, based in Clontarf holds a two day kite event called Kitefest.
In the 2011 Census the population of Clontarf is 7,911, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.
The median/average age of the Clontarf population is 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian average.
76.2% of people living in Clontarf were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 5.2%, Scotland 0.8%, Philippines 0.8%, South Africa 0.5%.
90.7% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan.
Brighton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Clontarf's west hosts the largest industrial area in the Redcliffe area, and the area is a significant source of employment for the region. Many residents of Clontarf also commute to Brisbane daily for work. Most commuters travel by car, as there is no train line to Redcliffe.
Clontarf is host to two adjacent medium-sized shopping centres, on the southern tip of the suburb. Most retail commerce in the suburb revolves around small business however, and there are many stand alone corner stores and other small businesses still in existence.
Aussie Traveller, the largest caravan awning/annexe company in Australia now call Clontarf home
Several educational institutions are located within Clontarf: Clontarf Beach State High School, which opened in 1964 and has over 1240 enrolled students, Clontarf Beach State School (1950) with approximately 350 students, and a private school, Grace Lutheran Primary School (1971), with approximately 430 students.
Clontarf is served by several bus routes: Route 315, a limited-stops Monday-Friday service to Brisbane City; Route 693, an internal route within Redcliffe City, and Routes 690 and 695 to Sandgate railway station, an approximately 10-15 minute commute. All services are provided by Hornibrook Bus Lines.
Coles Express Clontarf
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Clontarf (Statistical Local Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 August 2007.
- "Hornibrook Highway Bridge (entry 16010)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts. "Clontarf Beach State High School (SS) : Secondary Enrolments". Schools Directory. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
- Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts. "Clontarf Beach State School (SS) : Primary Enrolments". Schools Directory. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
- Grace Lutheran Primary School (2007). "Our School". Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- 310/N310/315 (PDF) (315) timetable, effective 3 September 2007; 690 (PDF), 693/696/697 (PDF) (693) and 695 (PDF) timetables, effective 20 June 2005. Retrieved on 8 September 2007.