Moreton Bay, Queensland
Gympie Road railway flyover/overpass, Petrie
|Population||8,674 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,172/km2 (3,036/sq mi)|
|Area||7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Location||24 km (15 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture. Petrie railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue roundabout junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes retail, commerce and mechanical industries.
The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.
In the 2011 census, Petrie recorded a population of 8,499 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Petrie population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 78.6% of people living in Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 4.6%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%. 92.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Spanish.
Petrie has a number of active community groups including the Phoenix Masonic Lodge. Founded in 1894, it is the oldest masonic lodge in the area. Since 1929 Phoenix Lodge has been meeting at the Petrie Masonic Centre in Whites Road.
Petrie has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 38 Armstrong Street: former Murrumba Homestead Grounds
- 42 Dayboro Road (Brisbane Woodford Road): Petrie State School
- Gympie Road: North Coast Roadside Rest Areas
- Old Dayboro Road: Sweeney's Reserve
Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.
- Petrie State School 
- Kurwongbah State School 
- Our Lady of the Way Catholic School 
- Mt Maria College 
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Petrie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "Petrie - suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45463)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Petrie (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Murrumba Homestead Grounds (former) (entry 602370)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- "Petrie State School (entry 602841)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "North Coast Roadside Rest Areas (entry 602698)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "Sweeney's Reserve (entry 602687)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- "Petrie SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Kurwongbah SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Our Lady of the Way School". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Mt Maria College". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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