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|Population||10,460 (2011 census)|
|Location||14 km (9 mi) south-east of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Newnham Road in Wishart was originally part of a stock route from farming areas south of Brisbane to the Cannon Hill saleyards. The land beside Newnham Road was eventually developed into small farming blocks, reducing the width of the stock route to that of a normal road, but it was still used occasionally by travelling stock until the 1960s. As Brisbane grew the suburb was subdivided for residential blocks.
In the 2011 census, the population of Wishart was 10,460, 52.4% female and 47.6% male. The median age of the Wishart population was 37 years, the same as the Australian median. 67.6% of people living in Wishart were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.9%, England 2.8%, China 1.7%, India 1.6%, South Africa 1.3%. 74.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3.4% Cantonese, 2.2% Mandarin, 2.2% Greek, 1.3% Hindi, 1.1% Korean.
- ourbrisbane.com website, Wishart section via the Wayback Machine
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Wishart