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Bongaree
Bribie IslandQueensland
Bongaree Jetty looking north, 2006.jpg
Bongaree Jetty looking north, 2006
Bongaree is located in Queensland
Bongaree
Bongaree
Coordinates 27°04′53″S 153°09′49″E / 27.0813°S 153.1636°E / -27.0813; 153.1636 (Bongaree (centre of suburb))
Population 6,947 (2016 census)
 • Density 847/km2 (2,190/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4507
Area 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pumicestone
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Bongaree:
Bellara Woorim Woorim
Sandstone Point Bongaree Woorim
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Bongaree is a suburb of Bribie Island in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. In the 2016 census Bongaree has a population of 6,947 people.

History

The suburb is named after the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree.

Demographics

In the 2006 census, Bongaree recorded a population of 6,524 people, 53.4% female and 46.6% male.

The median age of the Bongaree population was 62 years, 25 years above the national median of 37. Children under 15 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 44.8% of the population.

74% of people living in Bongaree were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.1%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 1%, Netherlands 0.9%, Germany 0.6%.

90.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Thai.

Education

Bribie Island State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 31-63 First Avenue (27°05′00″S 153°09′42″E / 27.0832°S 153.1618°E / -27.0832; 153.1618 (Bribie Island State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 647 students with 43 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Bribie Island State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 65-101 First Avenue (27°04′58″S 153°09′58″E / 27.0829°S 153.1660°E / -27.0829; 153.1660 (Bribie Island State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,189 students with 97 teachers (93 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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