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Stafford Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Stafford Heights is 7,062, with a population density of 24.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Stafford Heights is bounded by Rode Road in the north, Webster Road, Mawson Street, Bayview Street and Clifford Street in the east, Moree Street, Wilgarning Street, Barokee Street, Barbigal Street and Redwood Street in the south, and Trouts Road in the west.

Name origin

Stafford Heights is named after the neighbouring suburb of Stafford, which was named after a county in Staffordshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. More substantial growth took place during the 1920s and 1930s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s, including public housing construction. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Stafford Heights is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Grey Gum Park, Broula Park and a number of schools.