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Beenleigh

(4.1/5 based on 85 reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: wildlife areas, museums
Beenleigh is a town and a suburb in Logan City, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Beenleigh recorded a population of 8,244. A government survey for the new town was conducted in 1866. The town is the terminus for the Beenleigh railway line which first opening in 1885 and a stop on the South Coast railway line which reached Southport in 1889. Beenleigh was the administrative centre of the former Shire of Albert. It is known for the heritage-listed tourist attraction called the Beenleigh Rum Distillery.GeographyBeenleigh and adjoining suburbs are located near the confluence of the Logan and Albert rivers. Whilst it was once a stand-alone town built on sugar and home to Australia's oldest rum distillery built in 1864, increasing development in South East Queensland since the 1980s has seen it enveloped by Brisbane and the Gold Coast.DemographicsIn the 2011 Census the population of Beenleigh is 8,244, 49.5% female and 50.5% male. The median/average age of the Beenleigh population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average. 66.9% of people living in Beenleigh were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.1%, England 3.4%, Philippines 1.1%, Brazil 0.6%, Germany 0.5%. 81.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Portuguese, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.6% Vietnamese, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% German.
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