|• Density||1,777/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Established||11 August 1975|
|Area||3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)|
|Location||6 km (4 mi) NNW of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
|Federal Division(s)||Brisbane, Lilley, Petrie|
A predominantly residential suburb, including some original Queenslander-style homes and a significant number of post-war Queensland Housing Commission homes on quarter-acre blocks built around the 1940s and 1950s, Stafford lies to the west of Lutwyche Road, along the banks of Kedron Brook. Being an area of that age, a large number of Stafford's residents are elderly people, as well as growing number of families of a younger generation.
In the 2011 Census the population of Stafford is 6,041, 52% female and 48% male.
The median/average age of the Stafford population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.
77.7% of people living in Stafford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3%, England 2.3%, Philippines 1.4%, India 0.9%, Italy 0.6%.
86.1% of people speak English as their first language 1.3% Italian, 0.6% Punjabi, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% Spanish.
Stafford was originally called Happy Valley. It is possible that the name originates from the fact the Sir Thomas Brisbane for whom the city is named was an officer in the Staffordshire Regiment - a Stafford Knot is featured in the city's coat-of-arms.
One of the original large employers of local workers, Gibson's Tannery (also known as Scotia Works), closed in 1982 to make way for the Stafford City Shopping Centre, which opened in 1983 and extended in 1997. Previously, the Stafford Road shopping strip at the tram terminus was the local centre.
Stafford has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stafford (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
- "Stafford". Place Names Online Search. Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
- "Two men and a child pose with a horse and cart on a road at Stafford, Brisbane". Picture Australia. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 15 September 2008.[dead link]
- "Stafford State School (entry 16427)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Stafford
- "Stafford". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008.
- "Stafford". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 21 September 2007.
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