Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
Beachmere, Moreton Bay, with the tide out
|Population||3,888 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
The origin of the suburb name is from an early residence owned by P. Gonney by the name of Beachmere meaning a beach upon marshy ground.
In the 2011 census, Beachmere recorded a population of 3,888 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male. The median age of the Beachmere population was 44 years, compared to the national median age of 37. 78.8% of people living in Beachmere were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 3.5%, Scotland 0.9%, Philippines 0.6%, Germany 0.6%. 93.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% French, 0.2% Afrikaans, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.2% Spanish.
There are two primary schools in Beachmere. The Moreton Bay Birali Steiner School opened in 2013, and is part of Steiner Education Australia. Beachmere State School is a Queensland Government School. Both schools are Prep to Grade 6. There is no high school in Beachmere, the nearest being in neighbouring Caboolture and Morayfield or in Bongaree on Bribie Island.
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- "Beachmere (locality) (entry 46549)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
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- "Beachmere State School". beachmeress.eq.edu.au. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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