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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sandgate is 7,085, with a population density of 16.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sandgate is bounded by Bracken Ridge Road, Baskerville Street, Paul Street, Ward Street and Tenth Avenue in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, Cabbage Tree Creek, the waterway, Barclay Street, Rainbow Street, Kempster Street and Racecourse Road in the south, and the Gateway Motorway in the west.

Name origin

Sandgate is named after a town in Kent, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Expansion took place from the late 1800s into the 1920s, and then again during the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Sandgate is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sandgate Golf Club, Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate Swimming Pool, Arthur Davis Park, Curlew Park, Deagon Wetlands, Moora Park, Second Lagoon Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs of Sandgate and Shorncliffe.

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