Griffin, Queensland

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Griffin
Moreton BayQueensland
Population 2,358 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4503
Location 24 km (15 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Murrumba
Federal Division(s) Petrie
Suburbs around Griffin:
Kallangur Mango Hill Clontarf
Murrumba Downs Griffin Hays Inlet
Bald Hills Bald Hills Brighton

Griffin is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is north of Brisbane, the state capital. The origin of the suburb name is from the Griffin family who migrated to Australia from the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland.[3]

Griffin contains both residential and agricultural land usage as well as recreational, boating and fishing facilities along the northern shore of the Pine River. Further inland the Pine River diverges into the North Pine and South Pine rivers.

The Osprey House which is an environmental centre is located in Griffin.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Griffin is 2,358, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median/average age of the Griffin population is 28 years of age, 9 years below the Australian average.

73.6% of people living in Griffin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.9%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.2%, Philippines 0.6%, Fiji 0.6%.

89.3% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% Tokelauan, 0.5% Samoan, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Sinhalese, 0.4% Mandarin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Griffin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Griffin (entry 45438)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Page Title

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Coordinates: 27°16′S 153°02′E / 27.267°S 153.033°E / -27.267; 153.033