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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Algester is 9,717, with a population density of 24.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Algester is bounded by Learoyd Road in the north, Beaudesert Road, Algester Road, Formby Street and Menser Street in the east, Nottingham Road and a line running continuous of Nottingham Road in the south, and the Brisbane-Sydney railway line in the west.

Name origin

Algester was named as a corruption of Alcester Road.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for agricultural purposes. Population was minimal until growth in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Algester is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Col Bennett Park, Laurel Oak Park, Algester Star Shopping Centre, Tee Time Driving Range and two schools.

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