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Thorneside, Queensland

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

Geography

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

History

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.

Demographics

In the , Thorneside recorded a population of 3,548 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male. 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.

Attractions

  • 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

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