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Lawnton
Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
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Newer shops in Lawnton
Population: 5,356
Postcode: 4501
Area: 9.30 km² (3.6 sq mi)
Location: 23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: Moreton Bay Region
State District: Pine Rivers
Aspley
Federal Division: Dickson
Suburbs around Lawnton:
Petrie Petrie Murrumba Downs
Joyner Lawnton Strathpine
Bray Park Strathpine Bald Hills

Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Lawnton had a population of 5,356 people.

Geography

Lawnton is bounded on the north by the North Pine River. Gympie Road passes through the centre of the suburb in a north-south direction.

History

Portrait of Stephen Lawn 1836-1917 farmer blacksmith and wheelwright of the North Pine area the father of Lawnton
Portrait of Stephen Lawn (1836-1917)

The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner, the blacksmith Stephen Lawn. The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton.

Heritage listings

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

  • Bray Road: Acclimatisation Society gardens

Amenities

Lawnton cemetery, 2007
Lawnton cemetery, 2007

Leis Park has electric barbecues and a boat ramp into the North Pine River. Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border also has electric barbecues.

Lawnton Cemetery (also known as Mary Bray Park) is located on Norfolk Avenue (27°16′36″S 152°58′37″E / 27.2766°S 152.9770°E / -27.2766; 152.9770 (Lawnton Cemetery)).

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Lawnton recorded a population of 5,356 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median age of the Lawnton population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37.

78.3% of people living in Lawnton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.1%, England 4%, Philippines 1%, India 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%.

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

Transport

Lawnton 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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