Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 km south of the CBD and borders Logan City. Parkinson is sparsly populated with mainly rural land use. It is in the Electoral District of Algester.
The area is largely made up of homes built between 25 and 50 years ago – especially low and high set brick homes. There are some examples of older style homes left over from the early days of the suburb.
The area is sparsely populated with a semi-rural feel.
The main road to Brisbane is Beaudesert Road. The Logan Motorway is located close by making it convenient to get to the Gold Coast.
Most of the community infrastructure and facilities are located in neighbouring Calamvale. These include educational facilities and sporting facilities.
According to the 2001 Census (Parkinson was listed together with Drewvale) there were 6,212 people living in the area with a median age of 30. The median individual income was between $500 and $599 per week. Of all occupied private dwellings 79% were either fully owned or being purchased; 17% were being rented.
There are plenty of great dining options in and around Parkinson. If you’re looking for a local café, take-away, pub or restaurant you’ll find it here.