Sandstone Point, Queensland

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Sandstone Point
Queensland
Sandstone Point is located in Queensland
Sandstone Point
Sandstone Point
Coordinates 27°04′25″S 153°07′24″E / 27.0736°S 153.1233°E / -27.0736; 153.1233Coordinates: 27°04′25″S 153°07′24″E / 27.0736°S 153.1233°E / -27.0736; 153.1233
Population 3,959 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 353.5/km2 (916/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4511
Area 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Location 52 km (32 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pumicestone
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Sandstone Point:
Toorbul Banksia Beach Bellara
Ningi Sandstone Point Bongaree
Goodwin Beach Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Sandstone Point is a locality within the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

Sandstone Point is approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) north of Brisbane, located across the bridge from Bribie Island and has views of Moreton Bay and surroundings. The suburb is one of the fastest growing residential communities in the Moreton Bay Regional Council.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The town is built on Ningy Ningy tribal land, whose presence was attested down to recent times by the ceremonial bora ring south of Bestman Road.Upwards of 2,000 Aborigines once gathered there for ritual purposes.[3] Originally known as Toorbul Point, the area was the site of an Allied amphibious training base during World War II.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Sandstone Point recorded a population of 3,895 people, 52.8% female and 47.2% male.[5]

The median age of the Sandstone Point population was 51 years, 14 years above the national median of 37.[5]

76.8% of people living in Sandstone Point were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.6%, New Zealand 4.2%, Scotland 1%, Germany 0.7%, Netherlands 0.6%.[5]

94.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Afrikaans, 0.3% German, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% French.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sandstone Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Sandstone Point - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45495)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Steele, John Gladstone (1984). Aboriginal Pathways: in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River. University of Queensland Press. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-0-702-25742-1. 
  4. ^ Donald, Ron (2010). The Yanks called it "Terrible Point". Bribie Island, Qld: Victory Press. ISBN 978-0-9579452-2-7. 
  5. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sandstone Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

  • "Sandstone Point". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.