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Redland City, Queensland
Panorama Drive, 2018
|Population||14,694 (2016 census)|
|• Density||671.0/km2 (1,738/sq mi)|
|Area||21.9 km2 (8.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
Thornlands is a coastal residential locality in the City of Redland, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Thornlands had a population of 14,694 people. The area is now primarily suburban residences, with the southern parts rural residences, comprising larger landblocks. The population is growing rapidly due to new housing developments.
In the 2011 census, Thornlands recorded a population of 12,807 people, 51% female and 49% male.
The average age of the Thornlands population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.
70.2% of people living in Thornlands were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.2%, New Zealand 5.6%, South Africa 2.1%, Scotland 1.2%, Finland 0.6%.
91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.6% Finnish, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian.
Major features of Thornlands include:
- Faith Lutheran College, Redlands (Middle/Senior School Campus)
- Thornlands State School
- Redlands District Special School
- Carmel Catholic College
- Nazarene Theological College
- Redlands District Rugby League Football Club
- Pinklands Netball and Pony Club
- BayView State School
Major access to Thornlands is provided by Boundary Road, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, or Wellington Street.
Thornlands began as part of the area then encompassed by Cleveland, and was leased (along with most of the land between Ormiston and the Logan River), to Joseph Clarke. He relinquished his lease in 1858, allowing small farmers to settle in the area.
The area took the name Thornlands after George Thorn, a major landholder in the area, whose lands were subdivided around 1900. The area was settled, like the surrounding suburbs, primarily by farmers, mostly growing fruit such as citrus, bananas and mangoes. Thornlands State School was founded in 1910.
The area is now primarily suburban residences, with the southern parts rural residences, comprising larger landblocks. The population is growing rapidly due to new housing developments.
Thornlands State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Panorama Drive (special education program.). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 741 students with 55 teachers (44 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a
Bay View State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 77 Ziegenfusz Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 746 students with 53 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (18 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Redland District Special School is a special education primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 51-53 Panorama Drive (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 136 students with 42 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent).
Faith Lutheran College (Beveridge Road campus) is a private secondary (7-12) campus of Faith Lutheran College at 15 Beveridge Road ().
Carmel College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 20 Ziegenfusz Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,124 students with 86 teachers (84 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).
Nazarene Theological College is a theological college in the Wesleyan tradition at 40 Woodlands Drive. It offers tertiary education in theology, including preparation for the ministry in the Church of the Nazarene. It is open to students of other Christian denominations.
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