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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Herston is 2,249, with a population density of 13.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Herston is bounded by Enoggera Creek in the north, Bowen Bridge Road in the east, the Inner City Bypass in the south, and Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park Golf Course, Herston Road, Scott Road and Clyde Road in the west.

Name origin

Herston is named after an early property in the area, which was named after the owners, Robert Herbert and John Bramston.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1859, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Brisbane Hospital was established in 1867. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Expansion continued during the 1910s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006, a result of an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Herston is an industrial, institutional, recreational and residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, University of Queensland (Graduate School of Medicine), Victoria Park Golf Course, Ballymore Park, Gould Park, Rasey Park, Victoria Park and Brisbane Grammar Playing Fields.

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