Thorneside, Queensland

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Redland CityQueensland
Thorneside is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°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
Population 3,548 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4158
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Capalaba
Federal Division(s) Division of 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.[1] 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.[1]


  • 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


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thorneside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Thorneside (entry 43636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Birkdale and Thorneside". Retrieved 2015-09-17. 

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