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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Calamvale is 16,575, with a population density of 25.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Calamvale is bounded by Beaudesert Road and Compton Road in the north, Gowan Road in the east, Illaweena Street, Beaudesert Road and Nottingham Road in the south, and Menser Street, Formby Street and Algester Road in the west.

Name origin

Calamvale is named after James Calam, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. The area remained largely rural until the 1970s. Rapid growth has taken place since the early 1990s, with the population almost quadrupling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Calamvale is a recent residential area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Calamvale Village Shopping Centre, Central Park Shopping Centre, Gowan Road Park and a number of schools.