Woodend, Queensland

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Sports oval at Ipswich Grammar School in Woodend, Queensland.jpg
Ipswich Grammar School sports oval, 2016
Population1,302 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,590/sq mi)
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Woodend:
Brassall Brassall North Ipswich
Coalfalls Woodend North Ipswich
Sadliers Crossing Ipswich Ipswich

Woodend is an inner suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census the population of Woodend was 1,302 people.[3]


Woodend's northern and eastern border is defined by the meandering course of the Bremer River.


The origin of the suburb name is from the name given to the residence of Arthur Macalister, a Scottish migrant who became the second Premier of Queensland.[2]

Woodend claims a few firsts for the Ipswich area:

  • In 1848 Woodend Pocket was the first coal-bearing crown land in the Ipswich area to be subdivided into small 'coal allotments
  • In 1854 Englishman John Ferrett opened the first successful Ipswich coal mine in the Woodend area (The Radstock Pit)
  • In 1862 John Panton grew the first cotton in Ipswich in the Woodend area
  • One of Ipswich's first schools was opened by Daniel McGrath, 1847 in the Woodend area.[4]

Following its early days as coal lots, the Woodend area was mostly cleared of bush by the 1860s. Woodend became a middle class suburb with a residential heritage. Woodend became home to:

Ipswich Grammar School.jpg

At the 2016 census the population of Woodend was 1,302 people.[3]


Woodend has no train station, however it is serviced by the nearby Ipswich Station.


Parks and Sports Facilities[edit]

  • Woodend Park
  • Smith Park
  • Timothy Molony Park (Owned by Saint Mary's Catholic Parish)

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Mary's Catholic Church, cnr Roseberry and Elizabeth Streets


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodend (QLD) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Woodend – suburb (entry 45090)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "2016 Census quick stats". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "About Ipswich suburb place names". Ipswich City Council. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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Coordinates: 27°36′S 152°45′E / 27.600°S 152.750°E / -27.600; 152.750