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
Coordinates27°07′46″S 153°03′14″E / 27.1294°S 153.0538°E / -27.1294; 153.0538Coordinates: 27°07′46″S 153°03′14″E / 27.1294°S 153.0538°E / -27.1294; 153.0538
Population4,112 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density119.53/km2 (309.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4510
Area34.4 km2 (13.3 sq mi)
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
Burpengary East Burpengary East 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. In the 2016 census, Beachmere had a population of 4,112.[1]

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from an early residence owned by Thomas Edwin Bonney by the name of Beachmere meaning a beach upon marshy ground.[2] Bonney is believed to be the first settler in the area, having arrived in 1870.[4]

Beachmere State School opened on 28 January 1986.[5]

The Moreton Bay Birali Steiner School opened on 15 April 2013, and is part of Steiner Education Australia.[6]

Demographics[edit]

The sandy beach among the mangroves

In the 2016 census, Beachmere recorded a population of 4,112 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.[7] The median age of the Beachmere population was 50 years, compared to the national median age of 38.[7] 76.8% of people living in Beachmere were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.6%, New Zealand 3.9%, Philippines 0.7%, Germany 0.6%.[7] 91.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.3% Italian, 0.2% German, 0.2% Spanish.[7]

Education[edit]

Beachmere State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at James Road (27°07′53″S 153°02′51″E / 27.1315°S 153.0476°E / -27.1315; 153.0476 (Beachmere State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 306 students with 27 teachers (20 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8]

Birali Steiner School is a private primary (Prep-7) school for boys and girls at 5 Progress Avenue (27°07′47″S 153°03′03″E / 27.1298°S 153.0509°E / -27.1298; 153.0509 (Birali Steiner School)).[8][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 32 students with 4 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[10]

There is no secondary school in Beachmere with the nearest being in neighbouring Caboolture and Morayfield or in Bongaree on Bribie Island.[12]

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.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "BEACHMERE'S FIRST SETTLER IN YEAR 1870". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. XXXV, (1939). Queensland, Australia. 8 August 1941. p. 1. Retrieved 22 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "History". Birali Steiner School. Archived from the original on 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beachmere (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 August 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Beachmere State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Birali Steiner School". Archived from the original on 22 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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