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Geebung
BrisbaneQueensland
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Geebung Baptist Church (now the Tonga Houʻeiki Church), 2007
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Population 4,626 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,217/km2 (3,150/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4034
Area 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 11.7 km (7 mi) NNE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward; Marchant Ward)
State electorate(s) Nudgee
Stafford
Aspley
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Geebung:
Zillmere Boondall Boondall
Aspley Geebung Virginia
Chermside Wavell Heights Virginia

Geebung is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Geebung had a population of 4,626 people.

Demographics

In the 2011 census the population of Geebung was 4,620: 51.1% female and 48.9% male.

The median age of the Geebung population was 37 years, the same as the national median.

77.5% of people living in Geebung were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.5%, England 2.6%, India 1.4%, Philippines 1.1%, China 0.6%. 86.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Italian, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% Punjabi, 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Samoan.

Fossil find

The suburb was the location for a significant fossil discovery in 2013. The fossils were the remains of a rare 50-million-year-old crocodile like species and several other animals.

Transport

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

On the day of the 2011 census, 15.6% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 62.1% by car (either as driver or as passenger).

Education

Geebung State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 250 Newman Road (27°22′30″S 153°02′48″E / 27.3751°S 153.0466°E / -27.3751; 153.0466 (Geebung State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 318 students with 24 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Geebung Special School is a special primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Beau Vista Street (27°22′43″S 153°03′03″E / 27.3785°S 153.0509°E / -27.3785; 153.0509 (Geebung Special School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 100 students with 34 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).

St Kevin's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 249 Newman Road (27°22′26″S 153°02′50″E / 27.3738°S 153.0471°E / -27.3738; 153.0471 (St Kevin's School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 271 students with 23 teachers (17 full-time equivalent) and 16 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).

There is no secondary school in Geebung. The nearest government secondary schools are Aspley State High School in neighbouring Aspley to the north-west, Craigslea State High School in Chermside West to the south-west and Wavell Heights State High School in neighbouring Wavell Heights to the south.

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