Waterford West, Queensland
Logan City, Queensland
Tygum Lagoon, 2013
|Population||6,431 (2016 census)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
Waterford West is a residential suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The eastern boundary and part of the southern boundary follow the course of the Logan River. At the 2016 census the suburb recorded a population of 6,431.
The suburb is home to Marsden State High School in the west.
It has a shopping centre called Waterford Plaza close to a road bridge across the Logan. Around this area the main roads, Kingston Road and Loganlea Road intersect. The area currently has some retail development as well as historical significance to Logan City. The centre adjoins a large lagoon known as Tygum Lagoon.
In April 1885, several portions of subdivided land in an area known as Waterford North and South were advertised for auction by John Cameron. A map advertising the land shows the location of the subdivisions in proximity to the Upper Logan railway line and Tweed railway line and the Logan River. The land was owned by Henry Jordan and a supplement advertising the auction states that there was a quarry and sawmill on the land as well as two lagoons supplying fresh and pure water.
In the 2011 census, Waterford West recorded a population of 6,160 people, 51.2% female and 48.8% male. The median age of the Waterford West population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 66.8% of people living in Waterford West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.7%, England 4.9%, Philippines 0.9%, Samoa 0.8%, Fiji 0.7%. 81.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2% Samoan, 1.3% Khmer, 0.8% Romanian, 0.6% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waterford West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Advertising". Telegraph (3, 934). Queensland, Australia. 25 April 1885. p. 5. Retrieved 12 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "North and South Waterford: plan of subdivisions". hdl:10462/comp/8617. Cite journal requires
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