Highvale, Queensland

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Highvale
Queensland
Highvale is located in Queensland
Highvale
Highvale
Coordinates 27°22′44″S 152°48′43″E / 27.379°S 152.812°E / -27.379; 152.812Coordinates: 27°22′44″S 152°48′43″E / 27.379°S 152.812°E / -27.379; 152.812
Population 1,545 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4520
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Highvale:
Mount Glorious Cedar Creek Cedar Creek
Mount Nebo Highvale Samford Valley
Enoggera Reservoir Jollys Lookout Wights Mountain

Highvale is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

The area is the headwaters of the South Pine River. In the north and west of the locality the elevation rises to heights greater than 500 m above sea level along the D'Aguilar Range. Highvale is positioned at the base of Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious.

Recreation[edit]

Highvale is home to an active horse riding community with local tracks and many horse-centric events occurring annually, including riding for the disabled.

Religion[edit]

Highvale has an active Bahá'í community which offers children's classes in the local village aimed at increasing youth involvement in the community as well as spiritual growth and self-awareness.

Events[edit]

The Samford Show is held annually in July at the Samford Show grounds located in Highvale. 2015 was marked by the addition of the Samford Area Mens Shed opening a facility in Highvale, at the entrance to the show grounds.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Highvale recorded a population of 1,545 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.[1] The median age of the Highvale population was 40 years, 3 years above the national median of 37. 75.5% of people living in Highvale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 10.4%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 1.2%, Germany 0.6%, Netherlands 0.5%. 93.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Hungarian, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% Thai.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Highvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Highvale (entry 45439)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.