Woodridge, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Station Road, Woodridge
Woodridge is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°38′0″S 153°6′0″E / 27.63333°S 153.10000°E / -27.63333; 153.10000Coordinates: 27°38′0″S 153°6′0″E / 27.63333°S 153.10000°E / -27.63333; 153.10000
Population12,579 (2016 census)[1]
Location22 km (14 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Woodridge
Federal Division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Woodridge:
Kuraby Underwood Underwood
Karawatha Woodridge Slacks Creek
Logan Central Kingston Kingston

Woodridge is a suburb of Logan City in the South East of Queensland, Australia. It had a population of 12,787 at the 2011 census.[2]


In 1888, a town known as Booran was surveyed following the construction of the South Coast railway line.[3] The name Woodridge is derived from an informal name given to a property owned by Octavius Stubbs. When the Railway Department opened a platform to the public in early 1917 they selected Woodridge for the station name and later that year the name was recognised by the post office.[3] Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Woodridge was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.[4]


In the 2011 census, Woodridge recorded a population of 12,787 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Woodridge population was 30 years, 7 years below the Australian median. 54% of people living in Woodridge were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.1%, England 2.6%, Samoa 2.1%, Burma 1.6%, India 1.5%. 62.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.7% Arabic, 1.2% Hindi, 1.1% Karen, 1.1% Tongan.


Among educational institutions is St Paul's Primary School, a Catholic school which was opened in 1969. A public high school named Woodridge State High School opened in 1972 and will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2017. [5][6]

Harris Fields State School is located in Smith Street, Woodridge and caters for Prep to Year 6 students. [7] The school opened on 1 January 1975.[6]


The Woodridge railway station is part of the Queensland Rail City network and located within the connecting Logan Central business district. It is in Zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Trinder Park railway station also provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Beenleigh.

Notable residents[edit]

The Pendrey Family settled and built their house on Ewing Rd in 1918. Later having a street named after the family.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodridge (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woodridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Woodridge". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Woodridge State High School". Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Harris Fields State School". Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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