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Mount Samson
Queensland
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Mount Samson is located in Queensland
Mount Samson
Mount Samson
Coordinates 27°18′02″S 152°50′26″E / 27.3005°S 152.8405°E / -27.3005; 152.8405Coordinates: 27°18′02″S 152°50′26″E / 27.3005°S 152.8405°E / -27.3005; 152.8405
Population 594 (2016 census)
 • Density 32.28/km2 (83.6/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4520
Area 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 34 km (21 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Mount Samson:
Samsonvale Samsonvale Cashmere
Mount Glorious Mount Samson Clear Mountain
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Closeburn

Mount Samson is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mount Samson had a population of 594 people.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Mount Samson recorded a population of 566 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male.

The median age of the Mount Samson population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.

77.5% of people living in Mount Samson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.8%, New Zealand 3%, Germany 0.5%, Canada 0.5%, Ireland 0.5%.

95.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Mandarin, 0% Welsh, 0% Irish, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).

Indigenous History

Mt Samson was occupied by the indigenous people who named it Buran (Boorun), which means wind.

Location

Mount Samson is a blend of acreage properties and small farms. The area was most recently dominated by agriculture such as dairy farming. Access to Mount Samson from Brisbane is along Samford Road and Mount Samson Road.

Climate

Mount Samson has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February. Whilst summer maximum average temperatures generally linger around 30C, the summer months, like most of South East Queensland have some extremely hot days, sometimes as high as 40C.

Facilities

Samsonvale Hall is located on Winn Road on the opposite side from the primary school. Annual music festival Red Deer Festival is held in mount samson.

Education

Mount Samson State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1060 Winn Road (27°17′39″S 152°51′04″E / 27.2943°S 152.8512°E / -27.2943; 152.8512 (Mount Samson State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 313 students with 26 teachers (20 full-time equivalent) and 16 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

The school has been described as a 'school without a town' due to the fact that it serves residents of nearby areas but indeed has no township. Despite this - or perhaps because of it - the school community is very close knit and supportive.

Directly in front of Mount Samson State School sits Sparrow Early Learning, a long day care centre catering for children birth to school age, and Songbirds, a small music learning centre.

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