Parkinson, Queensland

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Population 9,539 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4115
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Electoral district of Stretton
Federal Division(s) Moreton, Oxley
Suburbs around Parkinson:
Pallara Algester Calamvale
Larapinta Parkinson Drewvale
Forestdale Hillcrest Browns Plains

Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the CBD and borders Logan City.

Parkinson is sparsely populated with mainly rural land use. It is in the Electoral district of Algester.


In the 2011 Census the population of Parkinson is 9,539, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

The median/average age of the Parkinson population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

62.5% of people living in Parkinson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, South Africa 2.6%, China 2%, India 1.9%.

74.1% of people speak English as their first language 3.7% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 1.4% Hindi, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Punjabi.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkinson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 

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Coordinates: 27°39′S 153°02′E / 27.650°S 153.033°E / -27.650; 153.033