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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Anstead is 1,163, with a population density of 0.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Anstead is bounded by the State Forest and the locality of Pullenvale in the north, Boyle Road, Pullen Pullen Creek, the locality of Bellbowrie and Kangaroo Gully Road in the east, Sugars Road, Hawkesbury Road and the locality of Moggill in the south, and the Brisbane River, Kholo Creek and the Tyamolum Scout Camp in the west.

Name origin

Anstead is named after John Anstead, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for cattle grazing and farming, with some quarrying. Population was minimal until the 1930s. The most significant development occurred from the 1970s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Anstead is a rural and rural-residential area.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Anstead Bushland Reserve.