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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Salisbury is 6,687, with a population density of 14.20 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Salisbury is bounded by Fegen Drive, Davey Street, Tarragindi Road and Toohey Forest Park in the north, Toohey Road, Orange Grove Road and Griffith University in the east, Kessels Road, Orange Grove Road and Musgrave Road in the south, and the Beenleigh railway line, Beaudesert Road, Evans Road and Blomfield Street in the west.

Name origin

Salisbury is named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, following the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the 1920s. Industrial development took place in the 1930s and during World War II, when munitions plants and aircraft engine testing plants were established. Significant residential development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1960s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased marginally between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Salisbury is an established residential and industrial area, with substantial parklands in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Toohey Forest, Toohey Mountain, The Construction Training Centre, SkillsTech Australia (Salisbury Campus), Russ Hall Park and a number of schools.