Deception Bay is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Brisbane CBD in the south-eastern corner of the bay of the same name which separates the Redcliffe Peninsula and Bribie Island.

The name

The suburb of Deception Bay takes its name from a small bay in the west of Moreton Bay, south of Pumicestone Passage and north of the Redcliffe Peninsula. In the north of the bay at Beachmere is where the Caboolture River and Burpengary Creek meet the ocean. It was named in 1823 by Lt John Oxley, who thought the bay was a river and because of his mistake and the shallowness, named it Pumice Stone River; he later changed the name to Deception Bay.[3]

The name Deception Bay is often abbreviated to D-Bay. The suburb acquired a negative reputation due to crime and high unemployment during the 1980s and 1990s as it was populated with one of the most concentrated social housing in Queensland by the government of the day. However, community problems subsided after 2001 due to development and population growth in the area. Despite this, some residents would still prefer to see the name changed to avoid any negative perceptions.[4]

History

The Deception Bay public library opened in 1978.[5]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Deception Bay recorded a population of 19,672 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.[6] The median age of the Deception Bay population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 73.6% of people living in Deception Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.7%, England 4.2%, Philippines 1%, Samoa 1% and Scotland 0.4%. 86.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.1% Samoan, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Filipino, 0.3% Hindi and 0.2% Mandarin.[6]

Settlement

The area was once large parcels of land supporting dairying and farming and, while some large blocks remain today, most have been subdivided to provide housing for a growing community.

Beachfront pathway

In the past few years, the beachfront area has received a major re-design, under the urban renewal programme of the Queensland Government. The suburb also contains a new development area, North Rise. Bayswater Resort is a resort located in the Moreton Downs Estate. Neighbouring suburbs include Rothwell, Narangba and North Lakes.

A notable resident of Deception Bay was Dr Joseph Bancroft, a pioneer in experimenting in native plants for their health properties and, through his meatworks, in the preservation of meat, fish and vegetables. His son, Thomas, carried on the tradition with some work in cultivating cotton and castor oil. A rough-hewn pyramidal block of granite stands today on the foreshore highlighting the achievements of these two doctors, and the streets around Dr Bancroft's home, Joseph Street and Bancroft Terrace, are named in his honour.[7]

On 15 March 2008, Deception Bay became a suburb of a new super council, Moreton Bay Region. Deception Bay divided into two divisions, with the area of the suburb falling north of Deception Bay Road becoming a part of Division 2.

Heritage listings

Fisheries Bath, one of the Deception Bay Sea Baths, 2016

Deception Bay has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education

Deception Bay State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at King Street (27°11′26″S 153°01′46″E / 27.1906°S 153.0294°E / -27.1906; 153.0294 (Deception Bay State School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 349 students with 31 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

Deception Bay North State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Old Bay Road (27°10′52″S 153°00′59″E / 27.1811°S 153.0165°E / -27.1811; 153.0165 (Deception Bay North State School)).[9][12] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 455 students with 41 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

Moreton Downs State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Parsons Boulevard (27°12′00″S 153°01′02″E / 27.2001°S 153.0172°E / -27.2001; 153.0172 (Moreton Downs State School)).[9][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 641 students with 49 teachers (45 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9][14]

Christ the King Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 54 Thompson Street (27°10′49″S 153°01′15″E / 27.1804°S 153.0208°E / -27.1804; 153.0208 (Christ the King Catholic Primary School)).[9][15] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 290 students with 20 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[11]

Deception Bay State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Phillip Parade (27°12′00″S 153°01′50″E / 27.1999°S 153.0305°E / -27.1999; 153.0305 (Deception Bay State High School)).[9][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1097 students with 87 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (40 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9][17]

Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Cnr Grosvenor Terrace & Silver Street (27°11′28″S 153°01′48″E / 27.1910°S 153.0301°E / -27.1910; 153.0301 (Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre)).[9][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 133 students with 13 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[11]

Arethusa College is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 83 Deception Bay Road (27°10′42″S 152°59′12″E / 27.1784°S 152.9868°E / -27.1784; 152.9868 (Arethusa College)).[9][19] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 236 students with 29 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[11] The school provides flexible education and vocational training for students who have failed to thrive in mainstream schooling. It also has campuses in Spring Hill and Windsor.[20]

Kairos Community College is a private secondary (10-12) school for boys and girls at 100-166 Maine Terrace (27°11′32″S 153°01′37″E / 27.1923°S 153.0269°E / -27.1923; 153.0269 (Kairos Community College)).[9][21] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 53 students with 5 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff.[11]

Facilities

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library in Deception Bay at 9 Bayview Terrace.[22]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Deception Bay (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Deception Bay (entry 45408)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Deception Bay (bay) (entry 9563)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ D-Bay wants a name change | The Courier-Mail Archived 2007-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Deception Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Dr Joseph and Thomas Lane Bancroft". Monument Australia. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Deception Bay Sea Baths (entry 602509)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Deception Bay State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Deception Bay North State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Moreton Downs State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Moreton Downs SS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Christ the King Catholic Primary School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Deception Bay State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Deception Bay SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Arethusa College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "About Us". Arethusa 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Kairos Community College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Deception Bay Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 27°12′S 153°02′E / 27.200°S 153.033°E / -27.200; 153.033