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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sherwood is 5,882, with a population density of 25.77 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sherwood is bounded by Long Street West and Long Street East in the north, Oxley Creek in the east, Sherwood Road, the Ipswich/Rosewood railway line and Hilda Street in the south, and the Brisbane River in the west.

Name origin

Sherwood is named after an original property in the area, thought to be named after Sherwood Forest in England.

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 late 1800s and early 1900s, when dairy farming was established. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Sherwood is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sherwood Arboretum, John Herbert Memorial Vista and one school.