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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mansfield is 11,031, with a population density of 18.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mansfield is bounded by Pine Mountain Road, Bulimba Creek, Cowell Street and Cribb Road in the north, the Gateway Motorway in the east, Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road and Broadwater Road in the south, and Newnham Road and Creek Road in the west.

Name origin

Mansfield is named after Sir Alan James Mansfield, former Governor of Queensland, who once lived in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing and dairy farming. In the late 1800s quarrying and industrial uses started. The area remained largely rural until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Mansfield is a predominantly residential area, with an industrial area, and significant parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mansfield Industrial Park, Allan Innes Field, Broadwater Picnic Ground, Cresthaven Park, Edwards Park, F. R. Caterson Park, Tillack Park, Christian Outlook College and a number of other schools.