Bribie Island


 

Suburbs

  • Beachmere (4510) 38km to CBD
  • Ningi (4511) 45km to CBD
  • Sandstone Point (4511) 44km to CBD
  • Bellara (4507) 47km to CBD
  • Bongaree (4507) 46km to CBD
  • Banksia Beach (4507) 48km to CBD
  • Woorim (4507) 47km to CBD

 

History

Prior to European settlement Bribie Island was the home of the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal group who used bark canoes, nets for fishing and catching birds and spears for killing the local kangaroos and wallabies. There is also evidence that they used stone traps to catch fish. There is evidence of middens on the coasts of the island. It has been claimed that by 1897 there were no Aborigines left on the island.

 

The first European to reach with Bribie Island was Matthew Flinders who landed in 1799 to make repairs to his vessel, the Norfolk. At Bribie Flinders saw his first dugong and fired upon some of the Gubbi Gubbi residents on 16 July, 1799. There is evidence that the township of Bongaree was named after Flinders' Aboriginal companion often written as Bungaree. Flinders did not realise that Bribie was an island and consequently did not find the entrance to the Brisbane River.

 

The European discovery of the Brisbane River occurred in 1823 when John Oxley landed on the island. He met Thomas Pamphlett, a shipwrecked convict, who showed him the mouth of the Brisbane River.

 

Although it was close to Brisbane the development of the island was slow. In the late nineteenth century a fish cannery was established but it was abandoned in 1901. A jetty was built in 1912. The first car arrived on the island in 1919. In 1953 the island was finally connected to the mainland's electricity.

 

During World War II Bribie Island was seen as a first line of defence against invasion of Brisbane and consequently Fort Bribie was built. Today it is still possible to see remnants of the gun emplacements on the island.

 

Bribie Island changed dramatically in 1963 when a bridge from the mainland was completed. This opened the island up to holidaymakers and day trippers.

 

Suburb Profile

Woorim (4507)

  • Population: 1.8k
  • 3% 5yr population decrease
  • 10 Years average length of ownership
  • 42% renters
  • 58% owner occupiers

The size of Woorim is approximately 26 square kilometres. It has 5 parks covering nearly 7% of total area. The population of Woorim in 2006 was 1,862 people. By 2011 the population was 1,764 showing a population decline of 5.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Woorim is 55-64 years. Households in Woorim are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1000 - $1400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Woorim work in a other occupation. In 2006, 57.8% of the homes in Woorim were owner-occupied compared with 56.6% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $515,000.

Ningi (4511)

  • Population: 3.7k
  • 7% 5yr population increase
  • 7 Years average length of ownership
  • 29% renters
  • 71% owner occupiers

The size of Ningi is approximately 30 square kilometres. It has 1 park. The population of Ningi in 2006 was 2,431 people. By 2011 the population was 3,687 showing a population growth of 51.7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Ningi is 0-14 years. Households in Ningi are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Ningi work in a other occupation. In 2006, 82.5% of the homes in Ningi were owner-occupied compared with 69.4% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $455,000.

 

Beachmere (4510)

  • Population: 3.9k
  • 9% 5yr population increase
  • 10 Years average length of ownership
  • 37% renters
  • 63% owner occupiers

The size of Beachmere is approximately 32 square kilometres. It has 9 parks covering nearly 3% of total area. The population of Beachmere in 2006 was 3,597 people. By 2011 the population was 3,882 showing a population growth of 7.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Beachmere is 0-14 years. Households in Beachmere are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Beachmere work in a other occupation. In 2006, 63.2% of the homes in Beachmere were owner-occupied compared with 61.3% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $370,000.

 

Sandstone Point (4511)

  • Population: 3.9k
  • 2% 5yr population decrease
  • 9 Years average length of ownership
  • 23% renters
  • 77% owner occupiers

The size of Sandstone Point is approximately 9 square kilometres. It has 4 parks covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Sandstone Point in 2006 was 3,332 people. By 2011 the population was 3,904 showing a population growth of 17.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Sandstone Point is 65-74 years. Households in Sandstone Point are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Sandstone Point work in a other occupation. In 2006, 75.7% of the homes in Sandstone Point were owner-occupied compared with 75.6% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $420,000.

Bellara (4507)

  • Population: 3.2k
  • 3% 5yr population increase
  • 9 Years average length of ownership
  • 38% renters
  • 62% owner occupiers

The size of Bellara is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 2 parks covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Bellara in 2006 was 2,968 people. By 2011 the population was 3,155 showing a population growth of 6.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Bellara is 65-74 years. Households in Bellara are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Bellara work in a other occupation. In 2006, 57.6% of the homes in Bellara were owner-occupied compared with 59.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $362,500.

 

Bongaree (4507)

  • Population: 6.5k
  • 4% 5yr population increase
  • 10 Years average length of ownership
  • 32% renters
  • 68% owner occupiers

The size of Bongaree is approximately 9 square kilometres. It has 9 parks covering nearly 14% of total area. The population of Bongaree in 2006 was 6,188 people. By 2011 the population was 6,525 showing a population growth of 5.4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Bongaree is 65-74 years. Households in Bongaree are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Bongaree work in a other occupation. In 2006, 62.6% of the homes in Bongaree were owner-occupied compared with 63.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $424,000.

 

Banksia Beach (4507)

  • Population: 5.5k
  • 9% 5yr population increase
  • 9 Years average length of ownership
  • 21% renters
  • 79% owner occupiers

The size of Banksia Beach is approximately 9 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 8% of total area. The population of Banksia Beach in 2006 was 4,777 people. By 2011 the population was 5,489 showing a population growth of 14.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Banksia Beach is 55-64 years. Households in Banksia Beach are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Banksia Beach work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 76.4% of the homes in Banksia Beach were owner-occupied compared with 76.9% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $552,500.