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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Nathan is 1,565, with a population density of 2.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Nathan is bounded by Toohey Forest Park and the suburb of Tarragindi in the north, the Pacific Motorway and Mains Road in the east, Kessels Road and Griffith University in the south, and Orange Grove Road and Toohey Road in the west.

Name origin

Nathan is named after Sir Matthew Nathan, former Governor of Queensland.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the early 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Nathan is an institutional, recreational and residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Griffith University (Nathan Campus), Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sporting Centre (ANZ Stadium and Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre), Toohey Forest Park, Mount Gravatt Cemetery and Wilcox Park.

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