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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Chermside is 9,707, with a population density of 28.49 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Chermside is bounded by Gympie Road and Downfall Creek in the north, Newman Road, Hamilton Road, Pfingst Road, Calga Street, Minore Street, Burradoo Street, Kuran Street, Thornton Parade, Buna Street, Alleena Street, Pilba Street and Bundal Street in the east, Rode Road in the south, and Webster Road in the west.

Name origin

Chermside is named after Major-General Sir Herbert Chermside, former Governor of Queensland. It was originally known as Downfall Creek.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, aided by the construction of Housing Commission and war service homes. Rapid growth took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Chermside is a residential, commercial, institutional and recreational area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Shoppingtown Chermside, Chermside Markets, Prince Charles Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Burringbar Park Multipurpose Sports Facility, Chermside Aquatic Centre, Burnie Brae Park and 7th  Brigade Park.