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Dakabin
Moreton Bay, Queensland
Population 1,447 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4503
Location 26 km (16 mi) from Brisbane central business district
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Kallangur
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Dakabin:
Narangba Narangba Deception Bay
Kurwongbah Dakabin North Lakes
Petrie Kallangur Kallangur

Dakabin is a locality in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of Brisbane CBD. The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Aboriginal language meaning grass tree or grass root. The western boundary is aligned with the North Coast railway line while the eastern boundary follows the Bruce Highway.

Alma Park Zoo was a tourist attraction in Dakabin, it is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park which contains Australian and exotic species as well as tropical gardens. The Zoo relocated to The Big Pineapple on 31 March 2014. The Lakeside International Raceway is a motor racing located close to Dakabin in Kurwongbah.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Dakabin recorded a population of 1,447 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Dakabin population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in Dakabin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.5%, Scotland 0.9%, United States of America 0.8%. 92.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Auslan, 0.6% Sinhalese, 0.4% Malayalam, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% Hindi.

Transport

Dakabin railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

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