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Shorncliffe
BrisbaneQueensland
Shorcliffe at night.jpg
Shorncliffe at night
Population: 1,914
Postcode: 4017
Area: 1 km² (0.4 sq mi)
Location: 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward)
State District: Sandgate
Federal Division: Lilley
Suburbs around Shorncliffe:
Sandgate Moreton Bay
Deagon Shorncliffe
Boondall Boondall Nudgee Beach

Shorncliffe is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is situated northeast of Brisbane and is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate. The suburb comes under the jurisdiction of the Brisbane City Council. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,914.

It is a small community with a village atmosphere. At times Shorncliffe has different festivals, including The Blue Water Festival whereby that start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race begins from the opening of The Cabbage Tree Creek.

Aboriginals called the area Warra, meaning an expanse of water.

History

StateLibQld 1 118080 Portraits of the Sandgate Golf Club foundation committee, 1921
Sandgate Golf Club foundation committee, 1921

The Sandgate Golf Club commenced in 1921 with the official opening of its 9-hole course on 25 November 1922, having obtained a 21-year lease of the site from the Sandgate Town Council for a nominal rental as the Council believed that the golf course would be of lasting benefit.

In March 2012, the Shorncliffe pier was closed off to the public by the council due to fears of structural failure. It was rebuilt and reopened in April 2016.

Heritage listings

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

  • 8 Allpass Parade: Musgrave House
  • 20 Wharf Street: former Drew Residence
  • 154 Shorncliffe Parade: Saltwood

Facilities

Shorncliffe includes one primary schools; Shorncliffe State School and one private boys school; St Patrick's College. Both these schools are situated on neighbouring blocks of land to each other.

Shorncliffe also includes one railway station, which is the terminus of the Shorncliffe railway line.

The Sandgate Golf Club is located in Allpass Parade.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Shorncliffe was 1,914, 49.3% female and 50.7% male.

The median age of the Shorncliffe population was 41 years, 4 years above the Australian median.

78% of people living in Shorncliffe were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 5%, Scotland 0.8%, United States of America 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%.

92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% German, 0.5% French, 0.4% Japanese, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Serbian.

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Coordinates: 27°19′37″S 153°04′44″E / 27.327°S 153.079°E / -27.327; 153.079


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