Ransome, Queensland

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Brisbane City CouncilQueensland
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Mookin-Bah Reserve, 2018
Ransome is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°29′09″S 153°10′49″E / 27.4859°S 153.1802°E / -27.4859; 153.1802 (Ransome (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°29′09″S 153°10′49″E / 27.4859°S 153.1802°E / -27.4859; 153.1802 (Ransome (centre of suburb))
Population405 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density84.4/km2 (218.5/sq mi)
Area4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location19.6 km (12 mi) E of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Chatsworth
Federal division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Ransome:
Wakerley Lota Lota
Wakerley Ransome Thorneside
Gumdale Chandler Birkdale

Ransome is an outer coastal suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Ransome had a population of 405 people.[1]


Ransome is 19.6 kilometres (12 mi) by road east of the Brisbane CBD. It is on the boundary with the City of Redland.[4]

Ransome is bounded to the north by Moreton Bay, to the east by Tingalpa Creek, to the south by Chadwell Street and to the west loosely by Lota Creek.[4]

Rickertt Road enters the suburb from the west (Wakerley) and travels straight east through the suburb and exits to the east (Thornside); it is the only through road in the suburb. Molle Road enters the suburb from the south-west (Gumdale) and travels straight east through the suburb, terminating at the boundary of the locality at Tingalpa Creek. Chelsea Road enters the suburb from the south (Gumdale/Chandler) and travels straight north terminating at Lota Creek.[4]

There are two separate residential areas in Ransome, one on Rickertt Road (27°29′11″S 153°10′51″E / 27.4865°S 153.1809°E / -27.4865; 153.1809 (Residential area (Rickertt Road))) and the other on Molle Road (27°29′42″S 153°10′45″E / 27.4949°S 153.1792°E / -27.4949; 153.1792 (Residential area (Molle Road))). The remainder of the land is undeveloped.[4]

Molle Road
Molle Road
Rickertt Road
Rickertt Road

Tingalpa Creek Conservation Park is beside Molle Road and Tingalpa Creek (27°29′44″S 153°11′11″E / 27.4955°S 153.1863°E / -27.4955; 153.1863 (Tingalpa Creek Conservation Park)).[5]

The Cleveland railway line passes through the suburb from the north (Lota) to the north-east (Thorneside). It travels through undeveloped bushland and there is no railway station servicing the suburb.[4]

Although the suburb does border Moreton Bay, the area near the coast is undeveloped land (Ransome Reserve) and includes two unnamed islands. Although there are walking tracks through the reserve, they do not extend past the railway line to the bay.[4][6]


Ransome was named after Charles Horace Ransome who lived in the area and had a sawmill, supplying mixed firewood to the city and the Queensland Railways Department.[3][7][8] At the time of his death in November 1948, he was living in Keyes Street, Lota, immediately north of Lota Creek.[9]

On 11 August 1975 the area was officially named and bounded by the Queensland Place Names Board.[3]

In the 2016 census, Ransome had a population of 405 people.[1]


There are no schools in Ransome. The nearest primary school is Gumdale State School in Gumdale. The nearest secondary school is Wellington Point State High School in Wellington Point to the east, Capalaba State College in Capalaba to the south, and Wynnum State High School in Wynnum to the north.[4]


In the 2011 census the population of Ransome was 474, 50% female and 50% male.[citation needed]

The median age of the Ransome population was 39 years, 2 years above the Australian median.

73.4% of people living in Ransome were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 6.8%, New Zealand 6.1%, Germany 1.5%, Taiwan 0.8%, Austria 0.8%.

88.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.5% German, 1.5% Persian (excluding Dari), 0.8% Mandarin, 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% Danish.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ransome (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Ransome – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 42564)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Tingalpa Creek Conservation Park – conservation park in City of Brisbane (entry 44097)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Bayside Parklands Track Map" (PDF). Brisbane City Council. p. 9. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  7. ^ Brisbane Suburb: Ransome - History of Ransome - ourbrisbane.com Archived 2 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "FIREWOOD FOR RAILWAYS". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 5 February 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Family Notices". The Courier-Mail. Queensland, Australia. 8 November 1948. p. 6. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Trove.

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