Petrie, Queensland facts for kids
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Moreton Bay, Queensland
Gympie Road railway flyover/overpass, Petrie
|Population||8,674 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,314/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Area||6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
In the 2011 census, Petrie recorded a population of 8,499 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Petrie population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 78.6% of people living in Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 4.6%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%. 92.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Spanish.
Petrie has a number of active community groups including the Phoenix Masonic Lodge. Founded in 1894, it is the oldest masonic lodge in the area. Since 1929 Phoenix Lodge has been meeting at the Petrie Masonic Centre in Whites Road.
Petrie has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 38 Armstrong Street: former Murrumba Homestead Grounds
- Gympie Road: North Coast Roadside Rest Areas
- Old Dayboro Road: Sweeney's Reserve
Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.
Petrie State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 42 Dayboro Road ( ). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 582 students with 48 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Kurwongbah State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Eacham Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 933 students with 69 teachers (61 full-time equivalent) and 50 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Our Lady of the Way School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 38 Armstrong Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 327 students with 27 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 22 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).
Mt Maria College Petrie is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Armstrong Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 373 students with 44 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 44 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).
Moreton Bay campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast is at 1 Moreton Parade (), the former site of the Australian Paper Manufacturers' paper mill.
There is no government secondary school in Petrie. The nearest government secondary schools are Pine Rivers State High School in Strathpine to the south and Dakabin State High School in Dakabin to the north.
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