Redland City, Queensland
Panorama Drive, 2018
|Population||12,807 (2011 census)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
Thornlands is a coastal residential suburb located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) east-south-east of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and is part of the Redland City local government area.
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.
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As of the June 2006 census, Thornlands was estimated to be home to 10,520 people, with the majority of these of working age.
In the 2011 census, Thornlands recorded a population of 12,807 people, 51% female and 49% male.
The average age of the Thornlands population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.
70.2% of people living in Thornlands were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.2%, New Zealand 5.6%, South Africa 2.1%, Scotland 1.2%, Finland 0.6%.
91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.6% Finnish, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian.
Major features of Thornlands include:
Faith Lutheran College, Redlands, Queensland, Australia, is an independent co-educational Lutheran primary and secondary school located on two campuses in Victoria Point and Thornlands. The school currently educates students from years Prep to Year 12.
The Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is a theological college located in the Thornlands suburb of Redland City in Queensland, Australia. NTC is a member institution of the Sydney College of Divinity.
The Redlands District Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1950 and plays out of Pinklands Reserve, in Thornlands, Queensland.
Major access to Thornlands is provided by Boundary Road, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, or Wellington Street.
Thornlands began as part of the area then encompassed by Cleveland, and was leased (along with most of the land between Ormiston and the Logan River), to Joseph Clarke. He relinquished his lease in 1858, allowing small farmers to settle in the area.
Cleveland is a coastal locality and the central locality of Redland City, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cleveland had a population of 14,801 people.
Ormiston is a coastal suburb in Redland City, Queensland, Australia. It is adjacent to the suburbs of Cleveland and Wellington Point. In the 2016 census, Ormiston had a population of 5793 people.
The Logan River is a perennial river located in the Scenic Rim, Logan and Gold Coast local government areas of the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The 184-kilometre (114 mi)-long river is one of the dominant waterways in South East Queensland that drains the southern ranges of the Scenic Rim and empties into Moreton Bay after navigating the City of Logan, a major suburban centre located south of Brisbane. The catchment is dominated by urban and agricultural land use. Near the river mouth are mangrove forests and a number of aquaculture farms.
The area took the name Thornlands after George Thorn, a major landholder in the area, whose lands were subdivided around 1900. The area was settled, like the surrounding suburbs, primarily by farmers, mostly growing fruit such as citrus, bananas and mangoes. Thornlands State School was founded in 1910.Mark Robinson, Member for Cleveland 2010 recollects history of school in his speech celebrating the school's centenary anniversary.
The area is now primarily suburban residences, with the southern parts rural residences, comprising larger landblocks. The population is growing rapidly due to new housing developments.
Jimboomba is a growing town and locality in Logan City, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Jimboomba had a population of 13,201 people.
Mount Cotton is a locality in the City of Redland, Queensland, Australia. The area was settled by Germans in the late 1860s. In the 20th century, poultry farms were established and in recent years the number of residential sub-developments has expanded.
Redland City, better known as the Redlands and formerly known as Redland Shire, is a local government area located in the southeast of the Brisbane metropolitan area in South East Queensland. With a population just under 150,000, the City is spread along the southern coast of Moreton Bay, covering 537.1 square kilometres (207.4 sq mi). Its mainland borders the City of Brisbane to the west and north-west, and Logan City to the south-west and south, while its islands are situated north of the City of Gold Coast.
Cleveland railway station is located on the Cleveland line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the suburb of Cleveland in the Redland City.
Capalaba is a suburb in Redland City, Queensland, Australia.
Tingalpa is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the CBD, and borders Belmont, Cannon Hill, Hemmant, and Manly West.
Victoria Point is a coastal locality in Redland City, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Victoria Point had a population of 15,020 people.
Shorncliffe is a coastal suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is situated northeast of Brisbane and is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate. The suburb comes under the jurisdiction of the Brisbane City Council. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 1,870.
Dunwich, known as Goompi by the Quandamooka people, is a small town and locality on the western side of North Stradbroke Island in Queensland, Australia. Dunwich is part of the Redland City local government area, administered from the bayside town of Cleveland on the Queensland mainland. In the 2016 census, Dunwich had a population of 864 people.
Redland Bay is a coastal locality at the southern end of Redland City, Queensland, Australia.
Alexandra Hills is a locality in Redland City, Queensland, Australia.
Loganholme is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,303. The majority of the land is used for houses while it has range of other uses.
Wishart is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Belmont is an outer suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south-east of the Brisbane CBD.
Cannon Hill is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cannon Hill had a population of 5533 people.
Wellington Point is a coastal suburb of Redland City, about 22 km south-east of Brisbane, Queensland. The suburb derives its name from Wellington Point which extends prominently into Moreton Bay.
Sheldon is a locality of Redland City, Queensland, Australia.
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