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Wynnum West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wynnum West is 12,125, with a population density of 22.37 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wynnum West is bounded by Sandy Camp Road, the Cleveland railway line, Curve Avenue, Grainger Street and Sibley Road in the north, Wynnum Road, Chandos Street, West Avenue and Wondall Road in the east, the suburb of Tingalpa in the south, and Wynnum Road, Kianawah Road and North Road in the west.

Name origin

Wynnum West is named for the area west of Wynnum, which was 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 farming and viticulture. Population was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s. 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

Wynnum West is a predominantly residential area, with a commercial area along Wynnum Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wynnum Plaza Shopping Centre, Bayside BMX Club, Bayside Heritage Train Park, Durrington Park, Edward Kelk Park, Iona College and a number of other schools.