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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Wynnum is 13,652, with a population density of 22.22 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wynnum is bounded by Pritchard Street and Wynnum North Road in the north, Moreton Bay, Gordon Parade and Peel Street in the east, Preston Road, West Avenue and Chandos Street in the south, and Wynnum Road, Sibley Road, Grainger Street, Curve Avenue and the Cleveland railway line in the west.

Name origin

Wynnum is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for the breadfruit or pandanus tree.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for grazing, farming and fishing. Population was minimal until the 1880s, with growth through to the early 1900s, aided by the construction of the railway line and the popularity of the area as a holiday destination. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Wynnum is an established residential area, with a commercial area between Bay Terrace and Tingal Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bayside Shopping Centre, Pandanus Beach, Wynnum Wading Pool, Wynnum Golf Club, Mangrove Boardwalk, Elanora Park, Greene Park, Kitchener Park, Wynnum Memorial Park, Oyster Point and a number of schools.

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