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Sherwood Central shops on Sherwood Road
Population: 4,998
Postcode: 4075
Location: 8.2 km (5 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)
State District: Mount Ommaney
Federal Division: Moreton, Oxley
Suburbs around Sherwood:
Fig Tree Pocket Graceville Tennyson
Fig Tree Pocket Sherwood Tennyson
Fig Tree Pocket Corinda Rocklea

Sherwood is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is 8.3 kilometres (5.2 mi) south west of the Brisbane CBD and borders the Brisbane River. The suburb is mostly low and medium-density housing with a retail strip centred along Sherwood Road. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 4,998.


In the 2011 census, the population of Sherwood was 4,998, 52.5% female and 47.5% male. The median age of the Sherwood population was 36 years, one year below the Australian median. 71.9% of people living in Sherwood were born in Australia, similar to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.7%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 1.3%, South Africa 0.7%, Philippines 0.7%. 84.9% of people spoke only English at home; other languages include 0.9% Mandarin, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Vietnamese, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Spanish.

Heritage listings

Sherwood Arboretum wetlands
Sherwood Arboretum wetlands, 2014

Sherwood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Sherwood Road: Berry and MacFarlane Monument
  • 39A Turner Street: Sherwood Arboretum, a large botanical garden and lake fronting the river which was planned and landscaped in the 1920s.


Sherwood railway station, 2008

The suburb is serviced by the Sherwood Railway Station which links Ipswich and the Springfield Central lines to the Brisbane central business district. Bus services along Oxley Road link the Centenary suburbs to Indooroopilly and the Great Circle Line service passes through the suburb.

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