Waterford West, Queensland

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Waterford West
Logan CityQueensland
Tygum Lagoon Waterford West.jpg
Tygum Lagoon, 2013
Population6,431 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4133
Location28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Waterford
Federal Division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Waterford West:
Marsden Loganlea Loganlea
Crestmead Waterford West Bethania
Logan Reserve Logan Reserve Waterford

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 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,431.[1]

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.

History[edit]

In April 1885, several portions of subdivided land in an area known as Waterford North and South were advertised for auction by John Cameron.[2] A map advertising the land shows the location of the subdivsions in proximity to the Upper Logan Railway and Tweed Railway lines and the Logan River.[3] 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. [4]

Demographics[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waterford West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Advertising". Telegraph (3, 934). Queensland, Australia. 25 April 1885. p. 5. Retrieved 12 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "North and South Waterford: plan of subdivisions". Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ "North and South Waterford: plan of subdivisions". Retrieved 12 June 2019.

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Coordinates: 27°41′S 153°07′E / 27.683°S 153.117°E / -27.683; 153.117