In the Redland Bay area, Thorneside (4158) is located on the coast, 16km east of Brisbane and was originally named after William Thorne who purchased most of the land in the area when it was first subdivided in 1913. It is well serviced by regular rail into Brisbane, local shops with restaurants, clubs parks, a community hall, and ramp for boating and fishing.
As of 2011, 3,500 people resided in Thorneside, their average age is 38 years. About 87% were born in Australia! England or New Zealand with almost all speaking solely English at home.