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Sherwood Central shops on Sherwood Road
Sherwood is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 5,313 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,210/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4075
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
(Tennyson Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Miller
  • Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Sherwood:
Fig Tree Pocket Graceville Tennyson
Fig Tree Pocket Sherwood Rocklea
Fig Tree Pocket Corinda Rocklea

Sherwood is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Sherwood had a population of 5,313 people.


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:


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Sherwood railway station, 2017

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 (27°31′53″S 152°59′00″E / 27.5315°S 152.9832°E / -27.5315; 152.9832 (Sherwood State School)). 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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