Belli Park, Queensland

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Belli Park
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Belli Park, 4562, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Belli Park (2013)
Belli Park is located in Queensland
Belli Park
Belli Park
Coordinates26°31′01″S 152°49′01″E / 26.5169°S 152.8169°E / -26.5169; 152.8169 (Belli Park (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°31′01″S 152°49′01″E / 26.5169°S 152.8169°E / -26.5169; 152.8169 (Belli Park (centre of locality))
Population679 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density8.362/km2 (21.658/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4562
Area81.2 km2 (31.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location136 km (85 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Belli Park:
Cooloola Shire Ridgewood Eerwah Vale
Cooloola Shire Belli Park Eerwah Vale
Cooloola Shire Gheerulla Cooloolabin

Belli Park is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Belli Park had a population of 679 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Belli Park Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia (12).jpg
Belli Park Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia (13).jpg

Kenilworth Road is the main road (and also a popular tourist drive) that connects Belli Park to its nearest townships, being Eumundi (to the east) and Kenilworth (to the west).

Belli Park has a community hall[3] and a Rural Fire Brigade. The Belli Creek and the Belli Park area is a part of the Mary River catchment.

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from Belli Creek, which derives its name from the Kabi language word belai or billah referring to the she oak tree (Casuarina glauca)[2]

Belli Park Provisional School opened on 20 anuary 1908. On 1 January 1909 it became Belli Park State School. It closed on 31 December 1963.[4]

In the 2016 census Belli Park had a population of 679 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Belli Park recorded a population of 584 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median age of the Belli Park population was 44 years, 7 years above the national median of 37.

74.6% of people living in Belli Park were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.4%, New Zealand 2.6%, Scotland 1%, Germany 0.9%, Netherlands 0.9%.

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1% German, 0.9% Gilbertese, 0.5% Polish, 0.5% Dutch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Belli Park (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Belli Park – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48524)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Belli Community Hall". Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

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