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MacGregor

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for MacGregor is 5,994, with a population density of 22.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Macgregor is bounded by the Pacific Motorway in the north and east, Bulimba Creek, Padstow Road and McCullough Street in the south, and Mains Road in the west.

Name origin

Macgregor is named after Sir William Macgregor, former Governor of Queensland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming, with some industrial development in the late 1800s. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, particularly from 1967. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and early 1980s. The population declined slightly from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s, and then increased marginally between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Macgregor is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sunny Park Shopping Centre, D. M. Henderson Park and two schools.

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