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Logan CityQueensland
Forestdale Drive Forestdale.jpg
Forestdale Drive, 2014
Forestdale is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 2,531 (2016 census)
 • Density 415/km2 (1,070/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4118
Area 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Algester
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Forestdale:
Heathwood Larapinta Parkinson
Greenbank Forestdale Hillcrest
Greenbank Greenbank Boronia Heights

Forestdale is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Forestdale had a population of 2,531 people.

Greenwood Lakes

The Greenwood Lakes wetland with high conservation values is found in Forestdale. Visitors to the park may undertake bushwalking, walk the dog, bird watching and use the picnic tables, boardwalk and viewing platform provided. A large lakes and terraced banks along Oxley Creek were created by commercial sand extraction operations in the area.


In the 2011 census the population of Forestdale was 2,520, 48.6% female and 51.4% male. The median age of the Forestdale population was 39 years, 2 years above the national median of 37. 71.4% of people living in Forestdale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 3.5%, Taiwan 1.9%, Vietnam 1.4%, South Africa 1.2%. 81.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.7% Mandarin, 2.3% Vietnamese, 1.4% Spanish, 1% Cantonese, 1% Greek.


There are no schools in Forestdale. The nearest primary schools are in neighbouring Boronia Heights and nearby Regents Park and Browns Plains. The nearest secondary schools are Forest Lake State High School (in Forest Lake), Stretton State College (in Stretton), Browns Plains State High School (in Browns Plains) and Park Ridge State High School (in Park Ridge).

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