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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oxley is 8,181, with a population density of 11.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oxley is bounded by the Brisbane River, Blackheath Road and Cliveden Avenue in the north, Oxley Creek and Blunder Creek in the east, Oakmont Avenue, Freeman Road, Rudd Street and Boundary Road in the south, and Kimberley Street, Dowding Street, Valance Street, Holmedale Street, Pannard Street and Fort Road in the west.

Name origin

Oxley is named after Oxley Creek, which was named after John Oxley, the explorer.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing and crop farming. Gradual growth took place in the 1860s and 1870s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Oxley is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial and industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Queensland Police Academy, Canossa Private Hospital, Blunder Road Shopping Centre, Corinda Golf Course, Oxley Golf Club, Oxley Golf Driving Range, Rikki Bailey Park and one school.