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Wynnum West
BrisbaneQueensland
Population: 11745
Postcode: 4178
Area: 5.42 km² (2.1 sq mi)
Location: 16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane (Wynnum Manly Ward)
State District: Lytton
Federal Division: Bonner
Suburbs around Wynnum West:
Lytton Lytton Wynnum
Hemmant Wynnum West Manly
Tingalpa Tingalpa Manly West

Wynnum West is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the CBD. Originally part of surrounding suburbs, Wynnum West was gazetted in 1975 as a separate suburb.

Areas of interest are Wynnum Plaza Shopping Centre, Bayside BMX Club, Bayside Heritage Train Park, Durrington Park, Edward Kelk Park, Iona College and a number of other schools.

The Wynnum Plaza, the major shopping centre within the bayside area, is in Wynnum West. It contains Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Fitness First, Dan Murphy's and 59 specialty stores.

History

The area was first settled by Europeans in the 1860s, with land use focusing on agriculture and viticulture. It remained sparsely populated until the 1880s and 1890s, and it was not until the post-war years that significant development occurred. The population has continued to increase since the 1990s as a result of more dwellings being constructed, and the suburb is now largely residential with a small commercial area on Wynnum Road.

Population growth

Census Date Population
1954 387
1961 4,268*
1976 7,769
1991 8,784
2001 10,547
2006 10,754
2011 11,745
  • Estimated

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Wynnum West was 11,745, 51.4% female and 48.6% male.

The median age of the Wynnum West population was 38 years, one year above the Australian median.

72% of people living in Wynnum West were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.4%, England 4.5%, Philippines 1.6%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%.

86.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.6% Filipino, 0.6% Spanish, 0.5% Hindi.

Transport

Lindum railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Cleveland.


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