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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Runcorn is 13,841, with a population density of 20.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Runcorn is bounded by Sirett Street, Daw Road, Warrigal Road and Underwood Road in the north, Bulimba Creek and Persse Road in the east, Compton Road in the south, and Gowan Road, Beenleigh Road, the transmission line and Bulimba Creek in the west.

Name origin

Runcorn is named after an early property in the area, which was named after a town in Cheshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, following the opening of the railway line. Significant development took place from the 1960s to the 1980s. Growth continued during the 1990s, when many town houses were constructed. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Runcorn is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Runcorn Plaza Shopping Centre, Queensland State Archives, Brady Bushland Park, Wakerley Park, Williams Park and two schools.