Stafford Heights is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district.
Stafford Heights is named because it is on higher ground than its neighbouring Stafford. The Heights name was used locally as a neighbourhood name from the 1950s but it became a gazetted suburb in 1975. Stafford was a name adopted by local consent in 1885–1886, after Staffordshire in England.
In the 2011 census, the population of Stafford Heights was 6,780, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.
The median age of the Stafford Heights population was 38 years, 1 year above the Australian median.
76.9% of people living in Stafford Heights were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.6%, Italy 1.7%, Philippines 1%, India 0.5%.
84.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.9% Italian, 0.5% Greek, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Arabic.
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