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Gumdale - Ransome

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Gumdale - Ransome is 1,476, with a population density of 1.51 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Gumdale - Ransome is bounded by New Cleveland Road, Green Camp Road, Rickertt Road and Lota Creek in the north, Tingalpa Creek in the east, Chadwell Street, Chelsea Road and London Road in the south, and Stanbrough Road in the west.

Name origin

Gumdale was originally known as Grassdale. Ransome is named after C.H. Ransome, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1850s, with land used mainly for sheep grazing. Population was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s, with substantial growth during the interwar period. The most significant development occurred from the 1970s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Gumdale - Ransome is a predominantly rural area. Land is used mainly for grazing, with some fruit and vegetable farming.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Plantation Aquatic Centre, Ransome Bushland Reserve and one school.