Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Suburb Profile: Woodend

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Suburb Profile: Woodend

Article excerpt

The size of Woodend is approximately 1 square kilometres. It has 4 parks covering nearly 15% of total area.

The population of Woodend in 2006 was 1,375 people.

By 2011 the population was 1,530 showing a population growth of 11% in the area during that time.

The suburb features several high profile schools including St Edmunds College. Ipswich Grammar, St Mary's College, and St. Mary's Primary School.

The predominant age group in Woodend is 0-14 years.

Households in Woodend are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments.

In 2006, 72.6% of the homes in Woodend were owner-occupied compared with 61.6% in 2011.

Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $280,000.

Woodend History

Northwest of the main settlement, on a bend of the Bremer, Woodend Pocket in 1848 was the first coal-bearing crown land near Ipswich to be subdivided into small 'coal allotments'. …

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