Drewvale is 26.1 kilometres (16 mi) south of the Brisbane CBD and borders with Logan City. Drewvale is located at the interchange of the Gateway Motorway and the Logan Motorway. It is the fourth most southern suburb of Brisbane, after Parkinson, Larapinta and Heathwood. However, Drewvale contains the southern-most residential properties in Brisbane, as the southern extents of Parkinson, Heathwood and Larapinta contain only industrial and commercial development.
The area was farmed by the Drew family from the 1870s. The locality was unofficially known as Drewvale for nearly a century until the suburb was officially named by Queensland Place Names Board on 1 November 1971.
In the 2011 census, Drewvale recorded a population of 3,943 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Drewvale population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian median. 57.8% of people living in Drewvale were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 8.4%, England 3.5%, India 3.2%, South Africa 2.2%, Fiji 1.7%. 67.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 3.2% Mandarin, 3% Hindi, 2% Cantonese, 1.4% Romanian, 1.2% Arabic.
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