Thorneside, Queensland

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Redland CityQueensland
Queens Esplanade 2018.jpg
Queens Esplanade, 2018
Thorneside is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°29′S 153°12′E / 27.483°S 153.200°E / -27.483; 153.200Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°12′E / 27.483°S 153.200°E / -27.483; 153.200
Population3,761 (2016 census)[1]
Location17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Redland City
State electorate(s)Capalaba
Federal Division(s)Bowman
Suburbs around Thorneside:
Lota Moreton Bay Moreton Bay
Ransome Thorneside Birkdale
Birkdale Birkdale Birkdale

Thorneside is a coastal suburb of Redland City, Queensland, Australia. It is located east of Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland.[2]


The locality is named after the Thorneside railway station, originally named Thorne's siding after William Thorne who bought a lot of land around Thorneside when it was originally subdivided in 1913. At that time the land was known as Thorne's estate.[2][3]


Residential development in the suburb is predominately housing estates built around Thorneside Road and Mooroondu Road.


In the 2011 census, Thorneside recorded a population of 3,548 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.[4] The median age of the Thorneside population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Thorneside were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.4%, England 5.7%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%. 90.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Punjabi, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% French, 0.3% Japanese.[4]


  • Beth Boyd Park
  • Railway station
  • Boat Ramp, popular boating and fishing spot
  • William Taylor Park (Mooroondu Sports field), soccer, netball, cricket, and tennis facilities
  • Willard Webber Reserve
  • Queens Esplanade
  • Community hall
  • Local shops, including eateries, chemist, hairdressers, bottle shop and convenience store
  • Canoe Club Located beside Tingalpa Creek


The Redland City Council operates a mobile library service which visits Beth Boyd Park, as well as Thorneside Community Hall on Mooroondu Road.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Thorneside (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Thorneside (entry 43636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Birkdale and Thorneside". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thorneside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Mobile Library". Redland City Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

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