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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Toowong is 17,854, with a population density of 34.58 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Toowong is bounded by Birdwood Terrace, Fairseat Street, Annie Street, Hope Street and Thomas Street in the north, Haig Road, Torwood Street, Eagle Terrace, Roy Street, Lang Parade and the Brisbane River in the east, Glenny Street, Brisbane Street, Josling Street, Campbell Street, Union Street, Miskin Street, Dampier Street, Bywong Street and Stanley Terrace in the south, and Broseley Road, Brisbane Forest Park, the Western Freeway, Mount Coot-tha Road and Sir Samuel Griffith Drive in the west.

Name origin

Toowong is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "koel or storm bird".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, although population was minimal until the opening of the railway line in 1875. Growth took place through to the early 1900s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Toowong is a residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Toowong Village Shopping Centre, Toowong Cemetery, Wesley Hospital, Toowong Private Hospital, Rivercity Private Hospital, Anzac Park, Dunmore Park, Moorlands Park, Oakman Park, Toowong Memorial Park, Brisbane Transport Bus Depot, Bible College of Queensland, Trinity Theological College, Coolamon College, Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology, Brisbane Boys College and a number of other schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Toowong and the locality of Auchenflower.

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