Wights Mountain, Queensland

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Wights Mountain
Queensland
Wights Mountain is located in Queensland
Wights Mountain
Wights Mountain
Coordinates27°23′47″S 152°50′51″E / 27.3963°S 152.8475°E / -27.3963; 152.8475Coordinates: 27°23′47″S 152°50′51″E / 27.3963°S 152.8475°E / -27.3963; 152.8475
Population793 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density87.1/km2 (225.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4520
Area9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Wights Mountain:
Highvale Samford Valley Samford Valley
Highvale Wights Mountain Camp Mountain
Jollys Lookout Jollys Lookout Jollys Lookout

Wights Mountain is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Wights Mountain had a population of 793 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wights Mountains is 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Brisbane.

History[edit]

The locality was named after selector George Wight who settled in the area in the late 1860s.[2]

Samford Valley Steiner School opened on 18 February 1987.[3]

In the 2011 census Wights Mountain had a population of 725 people.[4]

Education[edit]

Samford Valley Steiner School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Narrawa Drive (27°23′33″S 152°51′30″E / 27.3924°S 152.8583°E / -27.3924; 152.8583 (Samford Valley Steiner School)).[5][6] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 339 students with 29 teachers (26 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Wights Mountain recorded a population of 725 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male.[4] The median age of the Wights Mountain population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 75.2% of people living in Wights Mountain were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8.6%, New Zealand 2.5%, Canada 1.2%, United States of America 1.1%, Switzerland 1.1%. 93.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.8% German, 0.6% Hindi, 0.4% French, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Italian.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wights Mountain (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wights Mountain – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 50233)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wights Mountain (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Samford Valley Steiner School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.