Sheldon, Queensland

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Redland CityQueensland
Population 1,690 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4157
Location 23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Redlands
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Sheldon:
Burbank Capalaba Alexandra Hills
Burbank Sheldon Thornlands
Priestdale Mount Cotton Mount Cotton

Sheldon is a suburb of Redland City, Australia 23 kilometres (14 mi) south-east of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb and surrounds form part of South-East Queensland's largest koala protection zones and plays a vital part in the preservation of Queensland's koala population.

The name Sheldon originated from the village of the same name in Devonshire, United Kingdom.

Sheldon College, one of the largest schools in Redland City, is located here.


In the 2011 Census the population of Sheldon is 1,690, 49.5% female and 50.5% male.

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

80.5% of people living in Sheldon were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7%, New Zealand 2.6%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.8%, India 0.5%.

94.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% German, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Serbian, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Greek.

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Coordinates: 27°34′55″S 153°11′52″E / 27.5820°S 153.1979°E / -27.5820; 153.1979