Springwood, Queensland

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Springwood
Logan CityQueensland
Fitzgerald Avenue Springwood.jpg
Fitzgerald Avenue, 2014
Population 8,990 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4127
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Springwood
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Springwood:
Underwood Rochedale South Priestdale
Underwood Springwood Daisy Hill
Slacks Creek Daisy Hill Daisy Hill

Springwood is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The size of Springwood is approximately 6 km². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. The population of Springwood in 1996 was 9,738 people. By 2001 the population was 9,084 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Springwood is 20–29 years.[citation needed]

Springwood is a significant activity centre in the region, with a major bus station, two hotels, a 24-hour McDonald's, two state primary schools, a state high school, a campus of Calvary Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations and many places of worship (including Church of Christ, Uniting and Seventh-day Adventist churches).

Most commercial activity in Springwood is centred on the "town centre" in the north-west of the suburb along the Pacific Motorway. An increasing amount of commercial development is also occurring in the south-eastern parts of Springwood, an area unofficially known as Chatswood Hills. The remainder of the suburb is primarily middle-class residential areas.

History[edit]

Springwood was laid out as a development when the South East Freeway to Brisbane was planned, at one end of the proposed Freeway. This was expected to be finished in 1972, but was not finished until 1985. The development was named after the pineapple plantation of Brigader Sam Langford, slightly north of town.

Until September 2006, Springwood was home to an IKEA store, before moving to a new location in Slacks Creek, directly across the Pacific Motorway from Chatswood Hills.

Economic census[edit]

Households in Springwood are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 - $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Springwood work in a clerical occupation. In 1996, 64% of the homes in Springwood were owner-occupied compared with 67% in 2001.[citation needed]

Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $410,000 (RP Data - June qtr 08).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Springwood is 8,990, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median/average age of the Springwood population is 37 years of age. 66.8% of people living in Springwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.8%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%. 85.2% of people speak English as their first language 0.9% Cantonese, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Thai, 0.5% German, 0.5% Korean.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Springwood (Logan City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 

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Coordinates: 27°37′S 153°08′E / 27.617°S 153.133°E / -27.617; 153.133