Victoria Point, Queensland

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Victoria Point
Redland CityQueensland
Colburn Avenue Victoria Point.jpg
Colburn Avenue, 2014
Population 14,817 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4165
Location 33 km (21 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Redlands
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Victoria Point:
Thornlands Thornlands Moreton Bay
Mount Cotton Victoria Point Moreton Bay
Mount Cotton Redland Bay Redland Bay

Victoria Point is a suburb located approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi) south-east of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, in the Redland City local government area. It is primarily a residential area, but it also contains other public complexes and a ferry service to Coochiemudlo Island.

The headland has two boat ramps for boat entry to Moreton Bay and a Volunteer Marine Rescue unit. Beach areas include Thompson's Beach, a small child safe beach which has a very shallow slope allowing a long tide. Shopping facilities have expanded rapidly in the last few years, with now four supermarkets, a public library, cinema complex and many specialty shops and lakeside restaurants.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Victoria Point is 14,817, 52.3% female and 47.7% male.[1] The median/average age of the Victoria Point population is 41 years of age, 4 years above the Australian average. 74.8% of people living in Victoria Point were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8%, New Zealand 5.3%, South Africa 1.2%, Scotland 0.9%, Germany 0.5%. 92.6% of people speak English as their first language 0.5% German, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.2% Finnish, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% French.

Education[edit]

Victoria Point is home to five schools, two state and three private. Victoria Point State School is the local state primary school and Victoria Point State High School is the secondary school which has over 1200 students attending.[2]

St. Rita's Primary School, a Catholic school which runs its own church, is located on the same road as Victoria Point State High School and. Faith Lutheran College, Redlands was established as a primary school in 1982 with 64 students and 3 teachers, situated on Link Road. Subsequent expansion has seen the commencement of its Middle (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) School Campus on Beveridge Road in the next suburb Thornlands. The founding grade of Year 12s graduated in November 2007.

Retirement villages[edit]

In 2007, there is a growing elderly population with six retirement villages currently in the suburb.

Sporting clubs[edit]

The Redland Australian Football Club, often referred to as the Redlands Bombers, competes in the North East Australian Football League[3] and provides many sporting opportunities for the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Victoria Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Point State High School - Annual Report 2006". Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  3. ^ North East Australian Football League

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Coordinates: 27°35′S 153°18′E / 27.583°S 153.300°E / -27.583; 153.300