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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Yeronga is 6,619, with a population density of 21.75 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Yeronga is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north and west, the waterway, Venner Road, Broadmere Street, Taunton Street, Oakwood Street, Villa Street and Ipswich Road in the east, and School Road, the Beenleigh railway line and a line running east-west to the south of Ortive Street in the south.

Name origin

Yeronga is thought to be named from Aboriginal words meaning "sandy place", or after "Yerong-lea" an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and 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

Yeronga is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial areas along Fairfield Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Fehlberg Park, Goodwin Park, Leyshon Park, Yeronga Park, Yeronga Pool, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Yeronga Campus), SkillsTech Australia (Yeronga Campus) and a number of schools.

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