Mount Nebo (Queensland)

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Mount Nebo
Queensland
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Mount Nebo, Queensland
Population 433 (2011 census)
Established 1919
Postcode(s) 4520
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Mount Nebo:
Mount Glorious Mount Glorious Highvale
Banks Creek Mount Nebo Cedar Creek
Banks Creek Banks Creek Jollys Lookout

Coordinates: 27°23′49.7″S 152°47′1.3″E / 27.397139°S 152.783694°E / -27.397139; 152.783694 Mount Nebo is a mountain approximately 18 km North West of the Brisbane suburb of The Gap in Queensland, Australia. It is part of the D'Aguilar Range which includes other mountains such as Mount Pleasant, Mount Glorious and Mount Mee. The town of Mount Nebo is named after the mountain on which it is located. The mountain is the source of Enoggera Creek.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Mount Nebo is 433, 50.3% female and 49.7% male.

The median/average age of the Mount Nebo population is 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian average.

76.6% of people living in Mount Nebo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 11.1%, New Zealand 3.5%, France 1.4%, South Africa 1.2%, United States of America 1.2%.

94.2% of people speak English as their first language 1.4% French, 1.2% Dhivehi, 0.7% German, 0.7% Hebrew, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).

History[edit]

Settlement began in 1919 with the subdivision of the Highlands Estate into smaller blocks for soldiers returning from World War I.[1] For a number of years the community belonged to the Shire of Esk, but between 1932 and 1936 a redrawing of the boundaries brought Mount Nebo into the Shire of Pine Rivers.[1] The 2008 amalgamation of local councils means it now falls within the Moreton Bay Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Horton, Helen (1988). Brisbane's Back Door: The story of the D'Aguilar Range. Bowen Hills, Queensland: Boolarong Publications. pp. 39—41. ISBN 0-86439-036-X. 
Mount Nebo, Queensland