Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Springwood QLD


Postcode: 4127

Springwood is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The size of Springwood is approximately 6 kmĀ². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. The population of Springwood in 1996 was 9,738 people. By 2001 the population was 9,084 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Springwood is 20 – 29 years.

Springwood was laid out as a development when the Southeast Freeway to Brisbane was planned, at one end of the proposed Freeway. This was expected to be finished in 1972, but was not finished until 1985. The development was named after the pineapple plantation of Brigader Sam Langford, slightly north of town.

Springwood now has two hotels, two state primary schools, a state high school, a Logan Uniting Church Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations, and several churches, including a Seventh-day Adventist Church, which belongs to the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

Until September 2006, Springwood was home to an IKEA store, before moving to a new location in Slacks Creek in October 2006.

Households in Springwood are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 – $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Springwood work in a clerical occupation. In 1996, 64% of the homes in Springwood were owner-occupied compared with 67% in 2001. Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $342,750.