Underwood, Queensland

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Underwood
Logan CityQueensland
Logan Road Underwood.jpg
Logan Road, 2014
Underwood is located in Queensland
Underwood
Underwood
Coordinates27°36′S 153°6′E / 27.600°S 153.100°E / -27.600; 153.100Coordinates: 27°36′S 153°6′E / 27.600°S 153.100°E / -27.600; 153.100
Population5,328 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4119
Location19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Waterford
Federal Division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Underwood:
Eight Mile Plains Rochedale Rochedale South
Kuraby Underwood Springwood
Karawatha Woodridge Slacks Creek

Underwood is a suburb located south-east of the Brisbane central business district in Queensland, Australia. Its local government area is the Logan City Council.

Logan Road, Kingston Road, Compton Road and surrounding area encompass the Underwood business centre which is a mixed-use urban development area incorporating the Underwood / Slacks Creek industrial estate as well as retail, commerce and office establishments.

The housing estates Arriva and Jacaranda are located in Underwood.

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from William Underwood who was an early property owner in the area.[2] William Underwood had established the Commercial Hotel, which operated from the early 1870s through to 1895 on land nearby Beenleigh Road. The suburb Underwood was gazetted in 1975 and was part of both Brisbane City Council and the former Shire of Albert before the creation of Logan City in the year 1978.[3]

Transport[edit]

Underwood is accessible by road from the Pacific Motorway (M1). Public transport is available via the Springwood Bus Station along the South East Busway. The nearest train stations are the Kuraby Railway Station in the adjacent suburb of Kuraby, and Trinder Park Railway Station in the adjacent suburb of Woodridge.

Demographics[edit]

Graham Street

In the 2011 census, Underwood recorded a population of 5,328 people, 49.9% female and 50.1% male.[1] The median age of the Underwood population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 59.6% of people living in Underwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.3%, China 2.3%, England 2.2%, South Africa 1.9%, Korea, Republic of 1.8%. 67.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.5% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 2.2% Korean, 1.7% Arabic, 1.4% Hindi.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Operated by Logan City Council Libraries, the Logan North branch Library opened in 2008 and is located on the corner of Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood.[4][5] Public WiFi is available.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Underwood (Logan City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of Rochedale". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/about-logan/suburbs/underwood
  4. ^ a b "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Logan North Library". Logan City Council. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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