Thorneside, Queensland

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Thorneside
Redland CityQueensland
Thorneside is located in Queensland
Thorneside
Thorneside
Coordinates 27°29′S 153°12′E / 27.483°S 153.200°E / -27.483; 153.200Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°12′E / 27.483°S 153.200°E / -27.483; 153.200
Population 3,548 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4158
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Capalaba
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Thorneside:
Lota Moreton Bay Moreton Bay
Ransome Thorneside Birkdale
Birkdale Birkdale Birkdale

Thorneside is a coastal suburb located east of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and is part of the Redland City local government area.

The locality is named after the railway station, originally named Thorne's siding after William Thorne who bought a lot of land around Thorneside when it was originally subdivided in 1913. At that time the land was known as Thorne's estate.

Residential development in the suburb is predominately housing estates built around Thorneside Road and Mooroondu Road.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Thorneside is 3,548, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.[1] The median/average age of the Thorneside population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average. 74.2% of people living in Thorneside were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.4%, England 5.7%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%. 90.6% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Punjabi, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% French, 0.3% Japanese.[1]

Attractions[edit]

  • Beth Boyd Park
  • Railway station
  • Boat Ramp, popular boating and fishing spot
  • William Taylor Park (Mooroondu Sports field), soccer, netball, cricket, and tennis facilities
  • Willard Webber Reserve
  • Queens Esplanade
  • Community hall
  • Local shops, including eateries, chemist, hairdressers, bottle shop and convenience store
  • Canoe Club Located beside Tingalpa Creek

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thorneside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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