Castaways Beach, Queensland
The view from Castaways Beach across the Noosa National Park to Lake Weyba with the Noosa Hinterland in the distance
|Population||606 (2011 census)|
|• Density||760/km2 (1,960/sq mi)|
|Area||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) SSE of Noosa Heads|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Noosa|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Castaways Beach is a suburb in the Shire of Noosa, Queensland, Australia, located 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of Noosa Heads. Between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 606.
Castaways Beach consists mainly of Castaways Estate and Noosa National Park and is located equidistant from Noosa Heads and Peregian Beach. Castaways Beach itself is dog friendly and without lifeguards.
The size of Castaways Beach is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 1 park covering nearly 25% of total area. The population of Castaways Beach in 2006 was 617 people. By 2011 the population was 606 showing a population decline of 1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Castaways Beach is 45–54 years.
Households in Castaways Beach are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Castaways Beach work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 81.9% of the homes in Castaways Beach were owner-occupied compared with 80.0% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $758,750.
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