Bells Creek, Queensland

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Bells Creek
Queensland
Bells Creek is located in Queensland
Bells Creek
Bells Creek
Coordinates 26°48′50″S 153°03′45″E / 26.8138°S 153.0625°E / -26.8138; 153.0625Coordinates: 26°48′50″S 153°03′45″E / 26.8138°S 153.0625°E / -26.8138; 153.0625
Population 317 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4551
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Caloundra
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Bells Creek:
Glenview Meridan Plains Little Mountain
Landsborough Bells Creek Baringa
Caloundra West
Beerwah Coochin Creek Pelican Waters

Bells Creek is a mostly rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

Bells Creek is located 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Caloundra. The Bruce Highway traverses the locality from the south-west to the north-west. Most of the land is freehold and used for farming. The Mooloolah River National Park is in the north-western corner of the locality. The south-western corner of the locality forms part of the Beerwah State Forest.[3]

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from the creek, which in turn was named after Mary Alice Bell (later Eglington) who bought Portion 29 south of the creek. She was the governess of the children of explorer and pioneer William Landsborough. The creek had previously been known as Kelaher Creek and by the Indigenous people as Tooringoor.[4]

On 18 August 2017 the north-eastern part of Bells Creek was excised to create the locality of Baringa to accommodate future suburan growth in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area.[5][6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Bells Creek recorded a population of 317 people, 52.1% female and 47.9% male.

The median age of the Bells Creek population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37.

79.6% of people living in Bells Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.8%, England 3.5%, Scotland 1.9%, Samoa 1.9%, United States of America 1.6%.

89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.9% Arabic, 1.3% Afrikaans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bells Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2011. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bells Creek - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48525)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ "William Landsborough". Sunshine Coast Libraries. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Baringa - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50031)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Recent place name decisions". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.