Sherwood, Queensland facts for kids
Sherwood Central shops on Sherwood Road
|Location:||8.2 km (5 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|LGA:||City of Brisbane
|State District:||Mount Ommaney
|Federal Division:||Moreton, Oxley|
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.
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.
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