Waterford West, Queensland

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Waterford West
Logan CityQueensland
Tygum Lagoon Waterford West.jpg
Tygum Lagoon, 2013
Waterford West is located in Queensland
Waterford West
Waterford West
Coordinates27°41′29″S 153°07′41″E / 27.6913°S 153.1280°E / -27.6913; 153.1280 (Waterford West (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°41′29″S 153°07′41″E / 27.6913°S 153.1280°E / -27.6913; 153.1280 (Waterford West (centre of suburb))
Population6,431 (2016 census (suburb))[1]
 • Density1,213/km2 (3,143/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4133
Area5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
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 suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Waterford West had a population of 6,431 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The eastern boundary and part of the southern boundary follow the course of the Logan River.

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.[3] 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.[4] 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]

Waterford West State School opened on 27 January 1976.[5]

Marsden State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[5]

In the 2016 census, Waterford West had a population of 6,431 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Waterford West State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at John Street (27°41′28″S 153°07′53″E / 27.6912°S 153.1315°E / -27.6912; 153.1315 (Waterford West State School)).[6][7] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 674 students with 52 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[8] It includes a special education program.[6]

Marsden State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 106-130 Muchow Road (27°41′05″S 153°06′41″E / 27.6847°S 153.1114°E / -27.6847; 153.1114 (Marsden State High School)).[6][9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 2199 students with 161 teachers (154 full-time equivalent) and 94 non-teaching staff (71 full-time equivalent).[8] It includes a special education program.[6][10]

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.

Amenities[edit]

Logan Wesleyan Methodist Church is at 877 Kingston Road (27°41′30″S 153°07′46″E / 27.6918°S 153.1295°E / -27.6918; 153.1295 (Logan Wesleyan Methodist Church)); it is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waterford West (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Waterford West – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45295)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Advertising". Telegraph (3, 934). Queensland, Australia. 25 April 1885. p. 5. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ a b "North and South Waterford: plan of subdivisions". hdl:10462/comp/8617. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Waterford West State School". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Marsden State High School". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Marsden SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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