Lawnton, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLawnton
Moreton Bay Region, Queensland
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|Population||5,356 (2011 census)|
|• Density||575.9/km2 (1,492/sq mi)|
|Area||9.30 km2 (3.6 sq mi)|
|Location||23 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Pine Rivers
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.
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.
Lawnton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Bray Road: Acclimatisation Society gardens
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 ().
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.
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