Stanthorpe

Nationally renowned for it’s delicious varieties of both fresh produce and local wines, Stanthorpe might just be the sweetest spot on the Queensland map. Throughout the year you’ll find everything from berries and apples to persimmons, figs and a whole wide range of vegetables in season… and that’s just the beginning of this foodie’s paradise.

Stanthorpe is home to almost 5,000 wonderful locals, many of who work in two of Stanthorpe’s primary industries: grocery retail, and apple and pear growing. With the addition of a recently reformed streetscape, not to mention their impressive variety of restaurants, Stanthorpe’s quickly becoming home to a booming shopping mecca. Currently, the town is working on a redevelopment of the local hospital including a roofing upgrade and further improvements.

You’ll never go thirsty in Stanthorpe, with wine producers and microbreweries for almost every tastebud. The biannual Apple and Grape Havest Festival is a strong tourist highlight, which includes markets, grape crushing, a food and wine fiesta and much more. On alternate years, Stanthorpe celebrates the cooler season with the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival. It’s no surprise with festivals like these that Stanthorpe is a tourist favourite each and every year!

So if you’re looking for that particular town that hits the sweet spot, whether that’s retail therapy or culinary delights, look no further than Stanthorpe.

Demographic

The population of Stanthorpe is 5,780 with 51.1% of the population male and 48.9% female. Stanthorpe is a multicutural town with many people tracing their ancestory back to Europe. There’s a strong italian population and at 47 the median age is older than the national average. Children under 14 make up 18% of the population with people aged 65 years and over making up 22% of the total.

Occupation

If you love your vegies, there’s a pretty good chance that they came from Stanthorpe. Vegie growing is the largest industry employer in Stanthorpe, followed by apple and pear growing, primary education and wine and other alcoholic beverage manufacturing. (Stanthorpe is home to the biannual Apple and Grape Harvest festival)

Drive

The most common method of transport is the family car