Narangba, Queensland

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Narangba
Queensland
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Narangba Village Shopping Centre
Narangba is located in Queensland
Narangba
Narangba
Coordinates27°12′08″S 152°57′33″E / 27.2022°S 152.9591°E / -27.2022; 152.9591Coordinates: 27°12′08″S 152°57′33″E / 27.2022°S 152.9591°E / -27.2022; 152.9591
Population18,573 (2016 census)[1]>
 • Density380.6/km2 (985.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4504
Area48.8 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Narangba:
Ocean View
Moorina
Morayfield Burpengary
King Scrub Narangba Deception Bay
Rush Creek Kurwongbah North Lakes
Dakabin

Narangba is a town and suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It is located 34 km north of Brisbane CBD.

This suburb has rural origins, but is being redeveloped as a residential suburb on the outskirts of the greater Brisbane metropolitan area. In the 2016 census, Narangba had a population of 18,573 people.[1]

History[edit]

Narangba is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.[4] The name Narangba possibly originated from an Aboriginal word meaning "small place" or "small ridge".[5] Earlier, it was part of an area referred to as Stoney Creek. The railway station was originally called Sideling Creek Station, but later renamed as Narangba.[6] The suburb lies within the Burpengary Creek catchment area.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, Narangba recorded a population of 18,573 people, 50.8% of whom are females and 49.2% of whom are males.[1] The median age of the Narangba population was 32 years, 6 years below the national median of 38.[1] 78.2% of people living in Narangba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.7%, New Zealand 5.1%, South Africa 1.1%, Philippines 0.5%, Scotland 0.5%.[1] 91.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Hindi, 0.3% Filipino, 0.2% German, 0.2% Italian, 0.2%.[1]

Year Population Notes
1911 58 [7]
1961 457 [7]
1991 992 [7]
2006 12,997 [7]
2011 16,223 [7]
2016 18,573 [1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in Narangba is a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfa). It consists of hot, humid and wet summers and mild, mainly dry winters.[citation needed]

Precipitation in the warmer months is usually from thunderstorms, of which many can be severe. It can also come from remnants of cyclones sweeping down the east coast. In the winter months, precipitation comes from cold fronts or an Australian east coast low (also known as an ECL).[citation needed]

Parks[edit]

Narangba has many sporting facilities, notably there are two baseball/softball pitches and three soccer fields off Harris Avenue - home of Narangba Eagles FC,[8] as well as two rugby fields as a part of Duncombe Park.[9] Additionally, there is a basketball half court, a dog park, and a small skate park off Harris Avenue.[8]

Schools[edit]

A new Catholic primary and secondary school is expected to open in 2025 initially offering Prep to Year 3 and Year 7 schooling.[15]

Churches[edit]

Lifebuilders Church holds English-language services at Narangba Valley State School on Creekside Drive (27°10′28″S 152°56′00″E / 27.1744°S 152.9333°E / -27.1744; 152.9333 (Lifebuilders Church)) and Afrikaans-language services at North Lakes Hotel at North Lakes.[16] It is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.[17]

Transport[edit]

Narangba railway station provides regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.[citation needed]

The 663 local loop bus service provides transport throughout the suburb connecting it to train services. The 668 service runs from Narangba railway station to the nearby suburb of North Lakes.[citation needed]

Being near the Bruce Highway, Narangba is accessible to both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.[citation needed]

In 2014 Queensland Rail Translink completed works on the recently refurbished Narangba train station creating a state of the art facility consisting of multiple platforms and secure car parks. Narangba train station now forms a staging point for inbound and outbound express trains.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Narangba (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Narangba – town (entry 23848)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Narangba – suburb (entry 49811)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Narangba". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  6. ^ "History of our towns". Caboolture Council. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Narangba". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b Google (12 September 2017). "Harris Ave" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  9. ^ Google (12 September 2017). "Duncombe Park" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Narangba SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Jinibara SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Narangba Valley SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Narangba Valley SHS". Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  15. ^ "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Lifebuilders Church". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 22 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  17. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.

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