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Auchenflower seen from the Brisbane River
|Population||5,870 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,910/km2 (10,100/sq mi)|
|Area||1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
Torwood is a neighbourhood () within Auchenflower.
The area was formerly populated by rural estates, one of which was named 'Auchenflower' by Thomas McIlwraith circa 1880.
In 1975, the first NightOwl convenience store was opened in the suburb.
In January 2011, Auchenflower experienced flooding as part of the 2010–2011 Queensland floods.
In the 2016 census, Auchenflower recorded a population of 5,870 people, 50% female and 50% male.
The median age of the Auchenflower population was 31 years of age, 7 years below the Australian median.
67.9% of people were born in Australia., compared to the national average of 66.7; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 2.2% and China 1.8%.
77.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 2.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 38.5% and Catholic 21.4%.
Auchenflower has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 45 Cadell Street: Raymont Lodge
- 451 Coronation Drive: Moorlands
The Wesley Hospital is a private hospital located near the Auchenflower train station.
By train, the Auchenflower railway station is the second station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street railway station.
By bus, Auchenflower is served by most western suburb bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport.
By road, Auchenflower has two main roads through the suburb, Coronation Drive and Milton Road, both running from the Brisbane CBD towards the western suburbs. As of 2006 the "TransApex" traffic proposal touted by the former Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, involves the construction of a major road tunnel system through Brisbane, including one to run under Toowong, Auchenflower and Milton, possibly along the alignment of Milton Road.
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