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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wilston is 3,919, with a population density of 28.83 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wilston is bounded by Montpelier Street, Inglis Street, Lovedale Street, Kedron Brook Road and Days Road in the north, Constitution Road, a line running continuous of Silvester Street, Silvester Street and Noble Street in the east, Enoggera Creek in the south, and Finsbury Street, Newmarket Road, Prospect Street and Watson Street in the west.

Name origin

Wilston is named after an original property in the area, which was named after a place in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the 1920s and 1930s, with significant development during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Wilston is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Finsbury Park and Eildon Hill Reserve.