Sherwood, Queensland facts for kids
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Sherwood Central shops on Sherwood Road
|Population||5,313 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,210/km2 (5,700/sq mi)|
|Area||2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||11.4 km (7 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
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.
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.
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.
Sherwood State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 464 Oxley Road (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 586 students with 41 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent). The school has preserved many of its historic timber buildings.
There is no secondary school in Sherwood. The nearest government secondary school is Corinda State High School in neighbouring Corinda to the south.
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