Beach, Looking South, 2012
|Population||7,405 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,850/km2 (7,380/sq mi)|
|Area||2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|Region||South East Queensland|
Margate is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Margate had a population of 7,405 people. Along with its neighbouring coastal suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsula, the suburb is a popular recreational destination within the Brisbane metropolitan area.
The Beaconsfield Estate, Humpy Bong was advertised to be auctioned circa 1880. J. H. Henzell & Co were the auctioneers and there were 64 subdivided allotments on offer. The estate was on Beaconsfield Street, very close to the Esplanade.
In September 1883, 124 subdivided allotments of Dover Estate were advertised to be auctioned by David Love Auctioneer. A map advertising the auction shows that the estate is midway between Scott's Point and Redcliffe Point with a long frontage to the Main Coast Road.
In April 1889, 69 subdivided allotments of McCulloch's Beach Estate were advertised to be auctioned by G. T. Bell Auctioneer. A map advertising the auction shows that the estate was on McCulloch's Avenue and very close to the Esplanade.
In 1909 Humpybong Provisional School was merged with Redcliffe State School and relocated to a more central site where it continued to be called Humpybong State School.
In January 1933, 21 subdivided allotments of Parry-Okeden Estate were advertised to be auctioned by the auctioneers Isles, Love & Col and E. H. Decker acting in conjunction. A map advertising the auction shows that the estate was 1 minute from Margate Beach.
Humpybong State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Ernest Street ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 749 students with 59 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.).
There are no secondary schools in Margate. The nearest secondary schools are Redcliffe State High School to the north in neighbouring Redcliffe and Clontarf Beach State High School to the west in neighbouring Clontarf.
Margate Beach, a 2 km redeveloped stretch spanning the length of the suburb, features a timber boardwalk, viewing shelters and seating, and barbecue facilities, with views to Moreton Island over sandy beaches and Moreton Bay. The redeveloped boardwalk was completed in 2002 in a bid to beautify the area. The boardwalk covers the original cement steps to Margate Beach which are still visible and in use further down the waterfront at Suttons Beach, Redcliffe.
The Margate CBD underwent a $6M major redevelopment aimed at modernising the shopping precinct, making the area more attractive and comfortable, and a distinctive centre with a strong identity. It was completed in November 2007. Margate's urban centre, known as Margate Village is home to a string of retail and commercial businesses including a local shopping centre which is anchored by a Woolworths & Terry White Chemists.
Margate Village provides the higher order retail and commercial role of a centre serving mainly Redcliffe City residents, in comparison to other urban villages in Redcliffe City. Currently, Margate has a building height restriction of six storeys in zoned areas along Duffield Road towards Margate Beach.
The Redcliffe heritage designer-builder Alex Smith constructed a number of buildings in Margate. The last remaining officially recognized construction in Margate by Alex Smith is the Waltzing Matilda Motel which is currently under demolition to be redeveloped into a four level hotel overlooking Margate Beach & Moreton Bay.
The median age of the Margate population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37.
72% of people living in Margate were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.6%, New Zealand 5.9%, Scotland 0.9%, Germany 0.7%, Philippines 0.6%.
89.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.4% French, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan.
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- "Margate". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.