Lawnton, Queensland

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Lawnton
Moreton Bay RegionQueensland
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Newer shops in Lawnton
Population 5,356 (2011)
 • Density 575.9/km2 (1,491.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4501
Area 9.30 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pine Rivers
Aspley
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Lawnton:
Petrie Petrie Murrumba Downs
Joyner Lawnton Strathpine
Bray Park Strathpine Bald Hills

Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner, the blacksmith Stephen Lawn. The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton.[1][2]

The Lawnton industrial estate as well as retail and commerce establishments along Gympie Road provide local services and employment. Alluvial gravel and sand mining also occur in Lawnton. There have been recent industrial and retail developments in Lawnton.

Leis Park has electric barbecues and a boat ramp into the North Pine River. Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border also has electric barbecues.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Lawnton is 5,356, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median/average age of the Lawnton population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.

78.3% of people living in Lawnton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.1%, England 4%, Philippines 1%, India 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%.

90.7% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

Heritage listings[edit]

Lawnton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport[edit]

Lawnton railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

Education[edit]

  • Lawnton State School
  • Pine Rivers Special School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lawnton (entry 45446)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pine Rivers township history". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Remnants of former acclimatisation society gardens at Lawnton (entry 30452)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°17′S 152°59′E / 27.283°S 152.983°E / -27.283; 152.983