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Drewvale Trinity Green welcome.jpg
Entrance to the Trinity Green housing estate, 2014
Population 3,943 (2011 census)
 • Density 512/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4116
Area 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Location 19.51 km (12 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Calamvale Ward)
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Stretton
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Drewvale:
Parkinson Calamvale Karawatha
Larapinta Drewvale Berrinba
Hillcrest Browns Plains Browns Plains
Wembly Road crossing Logan Motorway west
A small section of the suburb extends to Wembly Road.

Drewvale is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 28 kilometres (17 mi) south of the CBD and borders with Logan City. Drewvale is located at the interchange of the Gateway and Logan Motorways. It is the fourth most southern suburb of Brisbane, after Parkinson, Larapinta and Heathwood. However, Drewvale contains the southern-most residential properties in Brisbane, as the southern extents of Parkinson, Heathwood and Larapinta contain only industrial and commercial development.


The area was farmed by the Drew family from the 1870s. The locality was unofficially known as Drewvale for nearly a century until the suburb was officially named in 1971.


In the 2011 census, Drewvale recorded a population of 3,943 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Drewvale population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian median. 57.8% of people living in Drewvale were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 8.4%, England 3.5%, India 3.2%, South Africa 2.2%, Fiji 1.7%. 67.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 3.2% Mandarin, 3% Hindi, 2% Cantonese, 1.4% Romanian, 1.2% Arabic.

Coordinates: 27°39′S 153°03′E / 27.65°S 153.05°E / -27.65; 153.05

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