Dayboro Region


 

Suburbs

  • Kurwongbah (4503) 28km to CBD
  • Whiteside (4503) 25km to CBD
  • Samford Valley (4520) 20km to CBD
  • Samford Village (4520) 18km to CBD
  • Armstrong Creek (4520) 35km to CBD
  • Dayboro (4521) 35km to CBD
  • Rush Creek (4521) 33km to CBD
  • King Scrub (4521) 38km to CBD

 

History

Settlement of the Pine Rivers region had to await the closure of the Moreton Bay convict settlement in 1842, although some preliminary surveying of the region had already been carried out in preparation for free settlement.  In the middle of 1843, Francis Griffin, by establishing the Whiteside run on the north bank of the North Pine River, became the first free settler to occupy Pine Rivers land. He was joined shortly by other members of the Griffin family.

In 1844, James Sibley and Joseph King established the Samsonvale run on the south side of the River. This run was purchased by William Joyner and William Mason during the following year. Nearly the whole of the area now occupied by the Pine Rivers Shire was divided into these two runs; the Samford run in the upper reaches of the South Pine River was not taken up until the mid 1850s.

The 1870s saw the establishment of provisional schools in the Pine Rivers area and the commencement of local government. The railway to North Pine was opened in 1888 with stations at Strathpine and Lawnton serving the eastern areas of the Shire. The western areas of the Shire were provided with a railway service to Samford in 1918 and Dayboro in 1920. This line, however, was closed beyond Ferny Grove in 1955.  One of the earliest butter factories in Queensland, the Samsonvale Butter Factory, opened at Samson Creek in 1892. In 1903, after the disastrous ‘Federation Drought’, this facility was rebuilt and reopened in Terrors Creek (Dayboro) as the Silverwood Butter Factory.

 

 

Suburb Profile

Kurwongbah (4503)

  • Population: 1.4k
  • 1% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 18% renters
  • 82% owner occupiers

The size of Kurwongbah is approximately 45 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 2% of total area. The population of Kurwongbah in 2006 was 1,335 people. By 2011 the population was 1,417 showing a population growth of 6.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Kurwongbah is 0-14 years. Households in Kurwongbah are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 -$2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Kurwongbah work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 85.7% of the homes in Kurwongbah were owner-occupied compared with 81.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $618,000.

Samford Valley (4520)

  • Population: 3.0k
  • 2% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 6% renters
  • 94% owner occupiers

The size of Samford Valley is approximately 20 square kilometres. The population of Samford Valley in 2006 was 2,639 people. By 2011 the population was 3,040 showing a population growth of 15.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Samford Valley is 0-14 years.

Households in Samford Valley are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying over $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Samford Valley work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 94.1% of the homes in Samford Valley were owner-occupied compared with 93% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,040,000.

 

Samford Village (4520)

  • Population: 749
  • 2% 5yr population increase
  • 6 Years average length of ownership
  • 21% renters
  • 79% owner occupiers

The size of Samford Village is approximately 2 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 12% of total area. The population of Samford Village in 2006 was 656 people. By 2011 the population was 749 showing a population growth of 14.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Samford Village is 0-14 years.

Households in Samford Village are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $3000 -$4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Samford Village work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 76.1% of the homes in Samford Village were owner-occupied compared with 73.3% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $725,000.

 

Armstrong Creek (4520)

  • Population: 1.4k
  • 6% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 9% renters
  • 91% owner occupiers

The size of Armstrong Creek is approximately 125 square kilometres. The population of Armstrong Creek in 2006 was 1,391 people. By 2011 the population was 1,427 showing a population growth of 2.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Armstrong Creek is 0-14 years. Households in Armstrong Creek are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Armstrong Creek work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 87.1% of the homes in Armstrong Creek were owner-occupied compared with 86.9% in 2011.  Currently the median sales price of houses in the is $766.102.

Dayboro (4521)

  • Population: 1.7k
  • 22% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 13% renters
  • 87% owner occupiers

The size of Dayboro is approximately 15 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Dayboro in 2006 was 1,382 people. By 2011 the population was 1,686 showing a population growth of 22.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Dayboro is 0-14 years.

Households in Dayboro are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Dayboro work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 84.5% of the homes in Dayboro were owner-occupied compared with 85.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $555,000.

 

Rush Creek (4521)

  • Population: 297
  • 8% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 10% renters
  • 90% owner occupiers

The size of Rush Creek is approximately 14 square kilometres. The population of Rush Creek in 2001 was 278 people. By 2006 the population was 297 showing a population growth of 6.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Rush Creek is 10-19 years.

Households in Rush Creek are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1000 - $1200 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Rush Creek work in a other occupation. In 2001, 83.8% of the homes in Rush Creek were owner occupied compared with 86.6% in 2006.

 

King Scrub (4521)

  • Population: 497
  • 8% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 10% renters
  • 90% owner occupiers

The size of King Scrub is approximately 14 square kilometres. The population of King Scrub in 2001 was 278 people. By 2011 the population was 497 showing a population growth of 78.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in King Scrub is 0-14 years.

Households in King Scrub are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in King Scrub work in a professional occupation. In 2001, 83.8% of the homes in King Scrub were owner occupied compared with 87.9% in 2011.

 

Whiteside (4503)

  • Population: 697
  • 1% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 4% renters
  • 96% owner occupiers

The size of Whiteside is approximately 15 square kilometres. It has 1 park. The population of Whiteside in 2006 was 657 people. By 2011 the population was 697 showing a population growth of 6.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Whiteside is 55-64 years. Households in Whiteside are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $3000 - $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Whiteside work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 96.5% of the homes in Whiteside were owner occupied compared with 94% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $592,500.