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Nathan is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,183 (2016 census)
 • Density 207.5/km2 (537/sq mi)
Established 1967
Postcode(s) 4111
Area 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)
State electorate(s) Toohey
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Nathan:
Tarragindi Holland Park West Mount Gravatt
Salisbury Nathan Upper Mount Gravatt
Coopers Plains Robertson MacGregor

Nathan is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Nathan had a population of 1183 people.


In the 2011 census the population of Nathan was 1,397, 48.4% female and 51.6% male.

The median age of the Nathan population was 24 years of age, 13 years below the Australian median. Almost half of the population (41.4%) were aged in the range 15–24, compared to the national average of 13.3% in this range.

65.3% of people living in Nathan were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.6%, China 3.4%, England 2.9%, India 2.2%, Germany 1.1%.

75.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 3.2% Mandarin, 1.5% Cantonese, 1.2% Vietnamese, 0.9% Indonesian, 0.8% Hindi.

The most popular religious affiliation was "no religion" (32%), followed by Catholic (21%) and Anglican (13%).

It is a culturally diverse suburb, with nearly 30% more overseas-born residents (27.57%) than the Brisbane average (21.03%). Although populated by local Aborigines until the 1940s, less than 1% of residents are indigenous Australians today.


Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre is an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre at South Ring Road (27°33′10″S 153°03′27″E / 27.5527°S 153.0574°E / -27.5527; 153.0574 (Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre)).

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