Upper Caboolture, Queensland

Coordinates: 27°07′04″S 152°53′58″E / 27.1178°S 152.8994°E / -27.1178; 152.8994 (Upper Caboolture (centre of locality))
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Upper Caboolture
Queensland
Upper Caboolture Uniting Church, 2006
Upper Caboolture is located in Queensland
Upper Caboolture
Upper Caboolture
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Coordinates27°07′04″S 152°53′58″E / 27.1178°S 152.8994°E / -27.1178; 152.8994 (Upper Caboolture (centre of locality))
Population4,214 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density345.4/km2 (895/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4510
Area12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Moreton Bay
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Upper Caboolture:
Wagtail Grove Lilywood Bellmere
Greenstone
Rocksberg
Upper Caboolture Morayfield
Moorina Morayfield Morayfield

Upper Caboolture is a rural locality in the City of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Upper Caboolture had a population of 4214 people.[1] Formerly a rural area on the fringe of the town of Caboolture, since the 1990s the suburb has become increasingly urbanised.[3]

In April 2023, the Queensland Government decided to reflect the growing population of the region by creating five new localities named Corymbia, Greenstone, Lilywood, Wagtail Grove, and Waraba by excising parts of the existing localities of Bellmere, Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture, and Wamuran.[4][5][6] Prior to land redistribution, parts of Lilywood and Wagtail Grove were part of Upper Caboolture.[2]

Geography[edit]

Part of the northern boundary of the suburb is marked by the Caboolture River.

The proposed Bruce Highway Western Alternative will pass through Upper Caboolture from south to north.[7]

History[edit]

Mallet family pictured outside their home at Upper Caboolture, circa 1910

Camp Flat Provisional School opened on 28 January 1878 with 22 girls and 29 boys enrolled. The school was on Caboolture River Road, approx 27°07′31″S 152°53′09″E / 27.1253°S 152.8858°E / -27.1253; 152.8858 (Upper Caboolture State School)).[8][9] On 19 January 1880 it became Camp Flat State School. It was renamed Caboolture Upper State School in 1916 and closed in 1918.[10]

Formerly a rural area on the fringe of the town of Caboolture, since the 1990s the suburb has become increasingly urbanised.[11]

In the 2011 census, Upper Caboolture recorded a population of 3,752 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male.[12] The median age of the Upper Caboolture population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 80.1% of people living in Upper Caboolture were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 4.1%, Philippines 0.7%, Scotland 0.6%, Papua New Guinea 0.5%. 92.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Hindi, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Tok Pisin (Neomelanesian).[12]

In the 2016 census, Upper Caboolture had a population of 4214 people.[1]

In April 2023, the Queensland Government decided to reflect the growing population of the region by creating five new localities named Corymbia, Greenstone, Lilywood, Wagtail Grove, and Waraba by excising parts of the existing localities of Bellmere, Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture, and Wamuran.[4][5][6] Upper Caboolture lost land to Lilywood and Wagtail Grove.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Upper Caboolture (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Upper Caboolture – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 52228)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Queensland Places: Upper Caboolture". Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Current proposals and decisions". Place Names. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Proposed Locality Names and Boundaries: Bellmere / Corymbia / Greenstone / Lilywood / Rocksberg / Upper Caboolture / Wagtail Grove / Wamuran / Waraba" (PDF) (Map). Queensland Government. 2 December 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Locality Names and Boundaries: Bellmere / Corymbia / Greenstone / Lilywood / Rocksberg / Upper Caboolture / Wagtail Grove / Wamuran / Waraba" (PDF) (Map). Queensland Government. 14 April 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 June 2023. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  7. ^ "North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative, planning". Queensland Government. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  8. ^ "CABOOLTURE". The Week. Vol. V, no. 110. Queensland, Australia. 2 February 1878. p. 17. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 24 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 5 north". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  10. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ "Queensland Places: Upper Caboolture". Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  12. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Upper Caboolture (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

  • "Upper Caboolture". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.