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Stafford

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Stafford is 6,777, with a population density of 19.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Stafford is bounded by Redwood Street, Barbigal Street, Barokee Street, Wilgarning Street and Moree Street in the north, Clifford Street, Wayland Street, Lennon Street, Sturdee Lane and a line running continuous of Sturdee Lane in the east, Kedron Brook in the south, and Everton Park High School and Trouts Road in the west.

Name origin

Stafford is named after a county in Staffordshire, England. It was originally known as Happy Valley.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, aided by industrial development. More substantial growth took place during the 1920s and 1930s, spurred by improved access and the closure of many tanneries. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, including public housing construction. Rapid growth took place through to the 1960s. The population and dwelling stock have been relatively stable since the mid 1990s.

Land use

Stafford is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Stafford Road, and an industrial area in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stafford City Shopping Centre, Stafford Central Shopping Centre, Sparkes Hill Reservoir, Gibson Park, Hickey Park, Keong Park, Roy Harvey Park and two schools.

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