Lawnton, Queensland

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Lawnton
Moreton Bay RegionQueensland
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Newer shops in Lawnton
Population 5,356 (2011)[1]
 • Density 575.9/km2 (1,491.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4501
Area 9.30 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pine Rivers
Aspley
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Lawnton:
Petrie Petrie Murrumba Downs
Joyner Lawnton Strathpine
Bray Park Strathpine Bald Hills

Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Lawnton had a population of 5,356 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Lawnton is bounded on the north by the North Pine River. Gympie Road passes through the centre of the suburb in a north-south direction.[3]

History[edit]

Portrait of Stephen Lawn (1836-1917)

The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner, the blacksmith Stephen Lawn. The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton.[2][4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Lawnton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Economy[edit]

The Lawnton industrial estate as well as retail and commerce establishments along Gympie Road provide local services and employment. Alluvial gravel and sand mining also occur in Lawnton. There have been recent industrial and retail developments in Lawnton.

Lawnton is also the head office base for Super Retail Group.

Amenities[edit]

Lawnton cemetery, 2007

Leis Park has electric barbecues and a boat ramp into the North Pine River. Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border also has electric barbecues.

Lawnton Cemetery (also known as Mary Bray Park) is located on Norfolk Avenue (27°16′36″S 152°58′37″E / 27.2766°S 152.9770°E / -27.2766; 152.9770 (Lawnton Cemetery)).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Lawnton recorded a population of 5,356 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median age of the Lawnton population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37.

78.3% of people living in Lawnton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.1%, England 4%, Philippines 1%, India 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%.

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

Transport[edit]

Lawnton railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

Education[edit]

  • Lawnton State School
  • Pine Rivers Special School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lawnton". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Lawnton (entry 45446)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pine Rivers township history". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Remnants of former acclimatisation society gardens at Lawnton (entry 602703)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°17′S 152°59′E / 27.283°S 152.983°E / -27.283; 152.983