Stafford Heights, Queensland

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Stafford Heights
BrisbaneQueensland
Stafford Heights is located in Queensland
Stafford Heights
Stafford Heights
Coordinates 27°23′44″S 153°00′38″E / 27.3955°S 153.0105°E / -27.3955; 153.0105Coordinates: 27°23′44″S 153°00′38″E / 27.3955°S 153.0105°E / -27.3955; 153.0105
Population 6,780 (2011 census)
 • Density 2,120/km2 (5,490/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4053
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Marchant Ward;[1] McDowall Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Stafford Heights:
McDowall Chermside West Kedron
Everton Park Stafford Heights Kedron
Everton Park Stafford Stafford

Stafford Heights is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3]

Geography[edit]

Stafford Heights is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district.

History[edit]

Stafford Heights is named because it is on higher ground than its neighbouring Stafford. The Heights name was used locally as a neighbourhood name from the 1950s but it became a gazetted suburb in 1975. Stafford was a name adopted by local consent in 1885-1886, after Staffordshire in England.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Real estate map of Kedron View Estate (mostly now within Stafford Heights), circa 1914

In the 2011 census, the population of Stafford Heights was 6,780, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median age of the Stafford Heights population was 38 years, 1 year above the Australian median.

76.9% of people living in Stafford Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.6%, Italy 1.7%, Philippines 1%, India 0.5%.

84.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.9% Italian, 0.5% Greek, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Arabic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Stafford Heights - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49716)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 

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