Woodridge, Queensland

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Woodridge
Logan CityQueensland
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Station Road, Woodridge
Woodridge is located in Queensland
Woodridge
Woodridge
Coordinates 27°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
Population 12,787 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4114
Location 22 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.[1]

History[edit]

In 1888, a town known as Booran was surveyed following the construction of the South Coast railway line.[2] 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.[2] Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Woodridge was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Woodridge was 12,787, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median/average age of the Woodridge population is 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian average. 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 speak English as their first language 4.3% Samoan, 1.7% Arabic, 1.2% Hindi, 1.1% Karen, 1.1% Tongan.

Education[edit]

Among educational institutions is St Paul's Primary School, a Catholic school which was opened in 1969.

Transport[edit]

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 5 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woodridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Woodridge". Logan City Council. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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