Bentley Park, Queensland

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Bentley Park
Queensland
Bentley Park is located in Queensland
Bentley Park
Bentley Park
Coordinates17°00′14″S 145°44′17″E / 17.004°S 145.738°E / -17.004; 145.738Coordinates: 17°00′14″S 145°44′17″E / 17.004°S 145.738°E / -17.004; 145.738
Population8,018 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,162/km2 (3,010/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4869
Area6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Location9 km (6 mi) south of Cairns City
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Mulgrave
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Localities around Bentley Park:
Lamb Range Mount Sheridan White Rock
Lamb Range Bentley Park Edmonton
Lamb Range Edmonton Edmonton

Bentley Park is a suburb of Cairns within the local government area of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located approximately 9 km (6 mi) south of the Cairns City. At the 2011 census, Bentley Park had a population of 7,420.[3]

History[edit]

St Therese's School opened on 29 April 1929 in what was then Edmonton but is now Bentley Park.[4]

Bentley Park State School was originally opened in 1997. In 2004, the construction of high school facilities made it a P-12 school called Bentley Park College.[5]

Schools[edit]

Crime Rate[edit]

According to Queensland Police, from December 2004 to December 2014 two homicides occurred. Theft is by far the most common crime recorded in the area. Over a year-long period from 5 December 2013 to 5 December 2014 there were 248 reports of theft filed with police.[6]

Bentley Park Crime Rate: Dec 2013-2014[7]

Offence Committed Solved
Theft 248 102
Property Damage 97 38
Drug 84 83
Assault 32 24
Fraud 11 10
Arson 4 4
Weapons 3 3
Homicide 1 1
Robbery 1 0

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bentley Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bentley Park (entry 45559)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bentley Park". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  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
  5. ^ "History". Bentley Park College. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Online Crime Statistics". Queensland Police. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Online Crime Statistics". Queensland Police. Retrieved 12 December 2014.

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