Bald Knob is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography

Bald Knob is 78 kilometres (48 mi) north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of South East Queensland.

Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout is situated about halfway between the mountain peaks of Bald Knob and Wilkes Knob on the Landsborough Maleny Road.[3]

History

Stump capping ceremony during the construction of the Bald Knob Public Hall, 1924

On Saturday 26 July 1924 a stump capping ceremony was held to celebrate the commencement of construction of the Bald Knob public hall.[4] The hall was officially opened on 18 October 1924 by Richard Warren, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Murrumba.[5]

In the 2011 census, Bald Knob recorded a population of 254 people.[1]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Bald Knob recorded a population of 254 people, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.[1] The median age of the Bald Knob population was 51 years, 14 years above the national median of 37. 77% of people living in Bald Knob were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.7%, Portugal 1.6%, El Salvador 1.2%, Germany 1.2%, Canada 1.2%. 95.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.2% German, 1.2% Italian, 1.2% Spanish.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bald Knob (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bald Knob - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48504)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout (entry 45523)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Bald Knob Public Hall". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. XXI, (1082). Queensland, Australia. 1 August 1924. p. 8. Retrieved 27 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ "BALD KNOB HALL". The Brisbane Courier (20, 826). Queensland, Australia. 22 October 1924. p. 23. Retrieved 27 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.