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St Lucia

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for St Lucia is 13,487, with a population density of 39.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Lucia is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north and east, Hillside Terrace and Carawa Street in the south, and Indooroopilly Road and Gailey Road in the west.

Name origin

St Lucia is named after an early property in the area, which was named after a place in the West Indies.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing and crop farming. Growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, following the opening of the University of Queensland in 1948. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

St Lucia is an established residential and educational area.

Major features

Major features of the area include University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus), Hawken Village Shopping Centre, Acacia Park, Banksia Park, Guyatt Park, Ironside Park, Munro Street Park, St Lucia Playground and a number of schools.