Beachmere, Queensland

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Beachmere
Moreton Bay RegionQueensland
Beachmere sarahheathdesign.jpeg
Beachmere, Moreton Bay, with the tide out
Beachmere is located in Queensland
Beachmere
Beachmere
Coordinates 27°07′46″S 153°03′13″E / 27.12944°S 153.05361°E / -27.12944; 153.05361Coordinates: 27°07′46″S 153°03′13″E / 27.12944°S 153.05361°E / -27.12944; 153.05361
Population 4,112 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4510
Location
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pumicestone
Federal Division(s) Longman
Localities around Beachmere:
Caboolture Ningi Godwin Beach
Morayfield Beachmere Moreton Bay
Burgengary East Burpengary Moreton Bay

Beachmere is a town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It is located north of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. It has a population of 3,888 (2011 census).

History[edit]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The sandy beach among the mangroves

In the 2011 census, Beachmere recorded a population of 3,888 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.[4] The median age of the Beachmere population was 44 years, compared to the national median age of 37.[4] 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%.[4] 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.[4]

Education[edit]

There are two primary schools in Beachmere. The Moreton Bay Birali Steiner School opened in 2013, and is part of Steiner Education Australia.[5] Beachmere State School is a Queensland Government School.[6] 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.[7]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Clayton Park on the corner of Biggs Avenue and Main Street.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beachmere (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Beachmere (town) (entry 1933)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beachmere (locality) (entry 46549)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Beachmere (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "moreton-bay-steiner". moreton-bay-steiner. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Beachmere State School". beachmeress.eq.edu.au. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 

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