Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the CBD and borders Logan City. It was named after Henry Parkinson, railway engineer.
It is in the Electoral district of Algester.
The eastern boundary of Parkinson is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway. The western boundary is aligned with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. The Logan Motorway bisects the suburb. The northern half is mostly residential in nature with some parkland. The south remains uncleared with some industrial development emerging in the southeast corner. This corner of Parkinson is the southernmost part of the Brisbane City Council area.
In the 2011 census the population of Parkinson was 9,539, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. The median age of the Parkinson population was 34 years, 3 years below the Australian median. 62.5% of people living in Parkinson were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, South Africa 2.6%, China 2%, India 1.9%. 74.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3.7% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 1.4% Hindi, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Punjabi.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Parkinson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). “Parkinson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)”. 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008.