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Parkinson - Drewvale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Parkinson - Drewvale is 16,137, with a population density of 12.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Parkinson - Drewvale is bounded by Nottingham Road and Beaudesert Road in the north, Illaweena Street in the east, Logan City, the Mount Lindesay Highway and Johnson Road in the south, and the Brisbane-Sydney railway line in the west.

Name origin

Parkinson is named after Henry Waterworth Parkinson, a railway engineer. Drewvale is named after the Drew family, early land holders in the area, with "vale" meaning "valley".

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the early 1990s. Rapid growth took place from 1992, with the population increasing from less than 200 in 1991 to nearly 12,000 in 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Parkinson - Drewvale is a rapidly developing residential area, with an industrial area in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Parkinson Bushland, Calamvale Marketplace, Parkinson Plaza Shopping Centre, Southlink Business Park and Greenways Environmental Park.