Joyner, Queensland

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Joyner
Moreton BayQueensland
Population 2,766 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4500
Location 23 km (14 mi) NNW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Joyner:
Whiteside Petrie Petrie
Cashmere Joyner Lawnton
Cashmere Warner Bray Park

Joyner is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is north of Brisbane, the state capital.

Joyner is located east of Lake Samsonvale. The area was originally known as Harrisons Pocket before the modern day adaptation and implementation of the name Joyner. The origin of the name Joyner is from the Joyner family, early inhabitants in the area.[3]

Industries[edit]

Forgan Road which runs along the eastern shore of Lake Samsonvale, gives access to popular fishing and picnic spots making the area a valuable recreational resource for locals and visitors.

The most notable feature of the area is the North Pine Dam and Treatment Plant which supplies a significant volume of potable water to the Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane City utilising water from Lake Samsonvale. The Plant supplies water in the order of 100ML per day.

Joyner is also home to the bus depot of Thompsons Bus Service which operates bus services mostly in Pine Rivers.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Joyner recorded a population of 2,766 people, 48.8% female and 51.2% male.

The median age of the Joyner population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37.

78.7% of people living in Joyner were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.1%, England 4.1%, South Africa 2.5%, Ireland 0.4%, Fiji 0.4%.

92% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Afrikaans, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Italian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Joyner (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joyner (entry 45440)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pine Rivers other historical topics - Samsonvale Run". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

2011 census