About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for MacGregor is 5,954, with a population density of 21.91 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.
Macgregor is named after Sir William Macgregor, former Governor of Queensland.
2016 ABS ERP
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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.
Macgregor is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.
Major features of the area include Sunny Park Shopping Centre, D. M. Henderson Park and two schools.