Underwood, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Logan Road Underwood.jpg
Logan Road, 2014
Underwood is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°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
Population 5,328 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4119
Location 19 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.

The origin of the suburb name is from William Underwood who was an early property owner in the area.[2]

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.


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]


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.[3][4] Public WiFi is available.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Underwood (Logan City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-28. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of Rochedale". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Logan North Library". Logan City Council. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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