Kurwongbah, Queensland

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Kurwongbah
Queensland
Kurwongbah is located in Queensland
Kurwongbah
Kurwongbah
Coordinates27°13′32″S 152°55′10″E / 27.2255°S 152.9194°E / -27.2255; 152.9194 (Kurwongbah (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°13′32″S 152°55′10″E / 27.2255°S 152.9194°E / -27.2255; 152.9194 (Kurwongbah (centre of locality))
Population1,430 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density33.73/km2 (87.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4503
Area42.4 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Kurwongbah
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Kurwongbah:
Narangba Narangba Narangba
Rush Creek Kurwongbah Dakabin
Kallangur
Whiteside Whiteside Petrie

Kurwongbah is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Kurwongbah had a population of 1,430 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

A section of the eastern boundary of the locality is roughly aligned with the North Coast railway line.[citation needed]

In the south east of the locality is Sideling Creek Dam which created the reservoir Lake Kurwongbah (27°14′55″S 152°57′27″E / 27.2486°S 152.9575°E / -27.2486; 152.9575 (Lake Kurwongbah)).[3] On the shores of the lake is the Lakeside Park, a motor racing venue.[citation needed]

A large quarry in the south is accessed by Dunlop Lane and owned by Holcim.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The name Kurwongbah is alleged to be the Kabi name for Sideling Creek, meaning "black duck".[2] The name was chosen by a local newspaper competition in 1958.[4]

Sideling Creek Dam was built in 1958.[citation needed]

Kurwongbah State School opened on 28 January 1986.[5][6] Despite the name, it is within the suburb boundaries of neighbouring Petrie.[7]

In the 2011 census, Kurwongbah had a population of 1,420 people, 48.5% female and 51.5% male. The median age of the Kurwongbah population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 81.4% of people living in Kurwongbah were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.2%, New Zealand 3.6%, South Africa 1.4%, Netherlands 0.6%, Germany 0.5%. 93.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Indonesian, 0.2% Afrikaans, 0.2% German.[8]

In the 2016 census, Kurwongbah had a population of 1,430 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Kurwongbah. The nearest government primary schools are Petrie State School and Kurwongbah State School, both in neighbouring Petrie to the south-east, and Narangba State School and Narangba Valley State School, both in neighbouring Narangba to the north. The nearest government secondary schools are Narangba Valley State High School in neighbouring Narangba to the north, Dakabin State High School in neighbouring Dakabin to the east, and Bray Park State High School in Bray Park to the south-east.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kurwongbah (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Kurwongbah – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 49810)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Lake Kurwongbah – reservoir in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 18658)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Lake Kurwongbah". Pine Rivers Fish Management Association. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kurwongbah (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

Media related to Kurwongbah, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Kurwongbah". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.