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Ferny Grove

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ferny Grove is 5,960, with a population density of 15.54 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ferny Grove is bounded by Kedron Brook in the north, Samford Road in the east, Upper Kedron Road and a line running continuous of Upper Kedron Road in the south, and the Moreton Bay Regional Council area in the west.

Name origin

Ferny Grove was named to describe the area as it was originally - forest and fern filled valleys. It was originally known as Ferny Flats.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, although population was minimal until the mid 1870s. Land was used mainly for crop and dairy farming. Industrial development took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the early 1990s, with growth slowing considerably during the late 1990s. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Ferny Grove is a recent residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ferny Grove Shopping Centre, Brisbane Tramway Museum, Keperra Picnic Ground and a number of schools.