Bongaree, Queensland

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Bongaree is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°04′53″S 153°09′48″E / 27.08139°S 153.16333°E / -27.08139; 153.16333Coordinates: 27°04′53″S 153°09′48″E / 27.08139°S 153.16333°E / -27.08139; 153.16333
Population 6,524 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4507
Location 51 km (32 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pumicestone
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Bongaree:
Pumicestone Passage Bellara Woorim
Pumicestone Passage Bongaree Woorim
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Bongaree is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. At the 2006 census, the suburb recorded a population of 14,275 persons, with a median age of 55 years.[1]


The suburb is named after the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree.[2]


In the 2006 census, Bongaree recorded a population of 6,524 people, 53.4% female and 46.6% male.

The median age of the Bongaree population was 62 years, 25 years above the national median of 37. Children under 15 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 44.8% of the population.

74% of people living in Bongaree were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.1%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 1%, Netherlands 0.9%, Germany 0.6%.

90.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Thai.


Bribie Island State School,[3] and Bribie Island State High School,[4] are both located on First Avenue in Bongaree.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bongaree (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Bongaree (entry 45493)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Bribie Island State School Website
  4. ^ Bribie Island State High School Website