Logan City, Queensland
Fitzgerald Avenue, 2014
|Population||8,990 (2011 census)|
|Location||21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
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.
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.
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.
In the 2011 census, Springwood recorded a population of 8,990 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Springwood population was 37 years, the same as the national median. 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 spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Cantonese, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Thai, 0.5% German, 0.5% Korean.
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