Where’s Dulong

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A Sunshine Coast Hinterland community, Dulong is about 93 kilometres north of Queensland’s capital city of Brisbane.  Dulong is about 9 kilometres from Nambour – only a 10-minute drive away.

  • Settled in the 1880s.
  • History of economic development: logging, growing sugarcane, dairy farming, transitioning to residential development.
  • Area of approximately 10 kilometres square.
  • Population increase 43% from 377 in 2006 to 540 in 2011, (ABS 2006, 2011), to 564 in 2016 (ABS 2016).  
  • Median Age: 50 years
  • Children 0-14 years: 16.7%
  • Residents aged 60 and over: 31.9% (ABS 2016).
  • Majority of Households: 2.5 persons.

Today, Dulong is a growing community of private properties with no community spaces to provide opportunities for neighbours to connect and maximise the value of ‘place’ and belonging.

Dulong: Forgotten For Too Long, a response to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2016 Census data release, click here.

 

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