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Kurwongbah
Queensland
Population 1,420 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4503
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Kallangur
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Kurwongbah:
Narangba Narangba Narangba
Rush Creek Kurwongbah Dakabin
Kallangur
Whiteside Whiteside Petrie

Kurwongbah is a sparsely settled locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.

A section of the eastern boundary of the locality is roughly aligned with the North Coast railway line. In the south east corner Sideling Creek Dam was built in 1958, creating Lake Kurwongbah. On the shores of the lake is the Lakeside International Raceway. A large quarry in the south is accessed by Dunlop Lane and owned by Holcim.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Kurwongbah recorded a population of 1,420 people, 48.5% female and 51.5% male. The median age of the Kurwongbah population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 81.4% of people living in Kurwongbah were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.2%, New Zealand 3.6%, South Africa 1.4%, Netherlands 0.6%, Germany 0.5%. 93.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Indonesian, 0.2% Afrikaans, 0.2% German.

History

The name Kurwonbah is alleged to be the Aboriginal name for the local Sideling Creek.

Kurwongbah State School caters for students from Prep to Year six. It opened in 1986.

Heritage listings

Kurwongbah has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Dayboro Road: North Pine Presbyterian Church
  • Lake Kurwongbah-Dayboro Road: North Pine Pumping Station
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