About the profile areas
The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Coochiemudlo Island is 753, with a population density of 4.57 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Coochiemudlo Island is surrounded by Moreton Bay, and is located about 1 kilometre offshore from Victoria Point.
Coochiemudlo Island is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "red rock or ochre", referring to the red cliffs on the south-western side of the island. At one stage it was also known as Innes Island.
2015 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from 1895, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the early 1960s when the island was subdivided into about 700 allotments. Gradual growth took place from the late 1960s, initially in the northern part of the island. More substantial growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population nearly doubling between 1991 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, and an increase in the proportion of occupied dwellings. The population grew at a slower rate between 2006 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.
Coochiemudlo Island is a predominantly residential island which also includes significant natural areas.
Major features of the area include Isle of Coochie Golf Club, Flinders Beach, Main Beach, Morwong Beach, Norfolk Beach, Melaleuca Wetlands, Coochiemudlo Pioneer Park, Coochie Foreshore Park West, Laurie Burns Recreation Reserve, Coochiemudlo Recreation Club, Coochiemudlo Track, Coochiemudlo Public Hall, Coochiemudlo Island Ferry and Flinders Lookout.