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New Beith
Queensland
New Beith is located in Queensland
New Beith
New Beith
Coordinates 27°45′50″S 152°56′20″E / 27.7638°S 152.9388°E / -27.7638; 152.9388 (New Beith (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°45′50″S 152°56′20″E / 27.7638°S 152.9388°E / -27.7638; 152.9388 (New Beith (centre of locality))
Population 4,081 (2016 census)
 • Density 141.70/km2 (367.0/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4124
Area 28.8 km2 (11.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Jordan
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around New Beith:
Greenbank Greenbank Greenbank
Lyons New Beith North Maclean
Silverbark Ridge Flagstone South Maclean

New Beith is a rural residential locality in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census New Beith had a population of 4,081 people.

Geography

Large parts of New Beith are undeveloped, particularly around Round Mountain. A majority of the locality's eastern boundary aligns with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. Residential housing has been established in the north east corner of New Beith. The southern and eastern half of New Beith lies within the Logan River catchment while the north and west of New Beith belong to the Oxley Creek catchment.

History

The name New Beith is a reference to the town of Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland, the home town of Cecelia, wife of Richard Tyson Wilson, an early European settler.

New Beith State School was opened in March 1916 with 18 students and teacher Gladys Heany, but closed on 9 July 1950 as the combined numbers with Greenbank State School were not sufficient to support two schools in the area.

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, New Beith became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, New Beith recorded a population of 3,446 people; 49.3% females and 50.7% males. The median age of the New Beith population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in New Beith were born in Australia. The other most frequent responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 3.9%, Poland 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%, Laos 0.5%. 88.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Mon-Khmer, nec, 0.8% Hmong, 0.8% Samoan, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Polish.

Amenities

There is an off-leash dog park at Tevoit Downs Park in Bradman Street.

Education

There are no schools in New Beith. The nearest government primary school is Greenbank State School in neighbouring Greenbank to the north. The nearest government secondary school is Park Ridge State High School in Park Ridge to the north-west.

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