Stafford Heights, Queensland

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Stafford Heights
Stafford Heights is located in Queensland
Stafford Heights
Stafford Heights
Coordinates27°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
Population6,833 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,140/km2 (5,530/sq mi)
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location10.8 km (7 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Marchant Ward;[2] McDowall Ward)[3]
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.[4]


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


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.[4]


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.

Furthermore, since the 1970s the population of this suburb has been slowly declining as is shown by the census figures for population.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stafford Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "McDowall Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Stafford Heights - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49716)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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