New Beith, Queensland

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New Beith
Queensland
New Beith is located in Queensland
New Beith
New Beith
Location in Queensland
Coordinates 27°44′31″S 152°56′49″E / 27.742°S 152.947°E / -27.742; 152.947Coordinates: 27°44′31″S 152°56′49″E / 27.742°S 152.947°E / -27.742; 152.947
Population 3,446 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4124
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Jordan
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around New Beith:
Greenbank Greenbank Greenbank
Lyons New Beith North Maclean
Silverbark Ridge Flagstone South Maclean

New Beith is a rural-residential locality in Logan City in Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, New Beith had a population of 3446 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Large parts of New Beith are undeveloped, particularly around Round Mountain. A majority of the locality's eastern boundary aligns with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. Residential housing has been established in the north east corner of New Beith. The southern and eastern half of New Beith lies within the Logan River catchment while the north and west of New Beith belong to the Oxley Creek catchment.

History[edit]

The name New Beith is a reference to the town of Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland, the home town of Cecelia, wife of Richard Tyson Wilson, an early European settler.[2][3][4]

New Beith State School was opened in March 1916 with 18 students and teacher Gladys Heany,[5] but closed on 9 July 1950 as the combined numbers with Greenbank State School were not sufficient to support two schools in the area.[4][6][7]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, New Beith became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

On 20 May 2016, areas in the south of New Beith were excised to form the new locality of Silverbark Ridge and part of the new locality of Flagstone.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, New Beith recorded a population of 3,446 people; 49.3% females and 50.7% males. The median age of the New Beith population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in New Beith were born in Australia. The other most frequent responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 3.9%, Poland 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%, Laos 0.5%. 88.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Mon-Khmer, nec, 0.8% Hmong, 0.8% Samoan, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Polish.[1]

Amenities[edit]

There is an off-leash dog park at Teviot Downs Park in Bradman Street.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "New Beith (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "New Beith - locality in Logan City (entry 49729)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "New Beith". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "New Beith". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  5. ^ "STATE SCHOOLS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 31 March 1916. p. 8. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Agency ID9157, New Beith State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Off-Leash Dog Parks". Logan City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Scott, Joanne; Greenbank State School (1993), Greenbank State School centenary book : including New Beith, North Maclean and Maclean schools, Greenbank State School, ISBN 978-0-646-14341-5

External links[edit]

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