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Redland CityQueensland
Population 3,548 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4158
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Capalaba
Federal Division(s) Division of Bowman
Suburbs around Thorneside:
Lota Moreton Bay Moreton Bay
Ransome Thorneside Birkdale
Birkdale Birkdale Birkdale

Thorneside is a coastal suburb of Redland City, Queensland, Australia. It is located east of Brisbane, the capital of the Queensland.


The locality is named after the Thorneside railway station, originally named Thorne's siding after William Thorne who bought a lot of land around Thorneside when it was originally subdivided in 1913. At that time the land was known as Thorne's estate.


Residential development in the suburb is predominately housing estates built around Thorneside Road and Mooroondu Road.


In the 2011 census, Thorneside recorded a population of 3,548 people, 50.1% female and 49.9% male. The median age of the Thorneside population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Thorneside were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.4%, England 5.7%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.7%, Ireland 0.7%. 90.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Punjabi, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% French, 0.3% Japanese.


  • Beth Boyd Park
  • Railway station
  • Boat Ramp, popular boating and fishing spot
  • William Taylor Park (Mooroondu Sports field), soccer, netball, cricket, and tennis facilities
  • Willard Webber Reserve
  • Queens Esplanade
  • Community hall
  • Local shops, including eateries, chemist, hairdressers, bottle shop and convenience store
  • Canoe Club Located beside Tingalpa Creek
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