Thorneside, Queensland

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Thorneside
Redland CityQueensland
Queens Esplanade 2018.jpg
Queens Esplanade, 2018
Thorneside is located in Queensland
Thorneside
Thorneside
Coordinates27°29′14″S 153°11′58″E / 27.4872°S 153.1994°E / -27.4872; 153.1994Coordinates: 27°29′14″S 153°11′58″E / 27.4872°S 153.1994°E / -27.4872; 153.1994
Population3,761 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,175/km2 (3,040/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4158
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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
Ransome Birkdale Birkdale

Thorneside is a coastal urban locality in the City of Redland, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Thorneside had a population of 3,761 people.[1] It is located east of Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland.

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

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.[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Thorneside recorded a population of 3,548 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.[5] 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.[5]

Attractions[edit]

  • 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

Amenities[edit]

The Redland City Council operates a mobile library service which visits Beth Boyd Park, as well as Thorneside Community Hall on Mooroondu Road.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Thorneside (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Thorneside - locality in City of Redland (entry 43636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Thorneside (entry 43636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Birkdale and Thorneside". www.redland.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thorneside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Mobile Library". Redland City Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

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