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Oxenford - Brisbane Suburbs

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Oxenford is a quiet, family friendly suburb on the Northern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is a clean, green suburb with a great country atmosphere. The 2011 census showed a population of 11,156. Oxenford is named after William Oxenford who ran a farm in nearby Coomera in 1879.

This suburb is just off the Pacific Highway, which runs between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Very Central, Oxenford is just 18 kilometres to Mount Tamborine and 20 kilometres to Surfers Paradise. Brisbane City is easily accessed and is just 60 kilometres away. 

Being on the M1 it takes just 50 minutes to get in to Brisbane CBD.

Public Transport is reliable, with a regular bus service, nearby light rail service (7 kilometres away), and the Brisbane to Robina Train accessible from bordering suburbs Helensvale and Coomera.

Oxenford has a very low crime rate and is a great place for families.

The suburb is home to many Theme Parks, including Warner Brothers Movie World, Paradise Country, Wet’n Wild and the Australian Outback Spectacular. Oxenford borders the suburb Coomera which houses Dreamworld. A definite plus for the kids!

Oxenford has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 12.5 to 21.5 degrees Celsius in the winter to 21-28.4 degrees Celsius in the summer. There is an average of a huge 300 days of sunshine each year. The beach is only 15 kilometres away. There is an abundance of well-maintained aquatic centres on the Gold Coast. 

With such a great climate, there are many local sporting clubs in Oxenford and surrounding areas. These include swim clubs, Rugby Union, Rugby League, AFL, netball and martial arts. There is a popular pony club in Oxenford which has been in existence since 1974.

There are over 7 parks in Oxenford that also include off leash areas for your dogs.


Real estate in Oxenford can be purchased at an affordable price.There is still land available for new development. Units are available for rent or purchase, and most housing blocks are quite large. Parts of Oxenford consist of acreage blocks. This is the growth area between The Gold Coast and Brisbane and residential housing markets are expected to grow in this area.

There are many more rural areas just a few minutes’ drive away.

Oxenford has a reputable local state primary school and various child care facilities. There are many other state primary schools and state high schools in neighboring suburbs. There are two private schools just 5 kilometres away.

Primary: Oxenford, Helensvale, Coomera and Coomera special. Secondary: Helensvale. Colleges: Saint Stephen’s, Coomera Anglican, Assisi Catholic College, AB Paterson, Upper Coomera State College.

 The Gold Coast also houses Griffith University in nearby Southport, and the private University, Bond University is only 25 kilometres away.

Oxenford Central is the local shopping centre with a Woolworths as well as 16 other specialty stores. The closest major shopping centre is Westfield Helensvale which has a Kmart, Target, Woolworths and Aldi as well as a range of specialty stores.Local shops and facilities at Oxenford include a large Woolworths, an Aldi Supermarket, Bunnings Hardware, a pharmacy, ladies’ gym, real estate offices, hairdressers, butchers, post office, travel agent and more. There are many services such as legal and accounting practices. There is a great new medical centre and many parks, play areas and picnic areas in Oxenford.Westfield Helensvale is located only six kilometres away.

There is a family friendly tavern and many quality restaurants in Oxenford. Being a major tourist destination there are always things to see and do when you love or visit the Gold Coast! 

A great area for professionals, families, retirees and tourists.



Oxenford (4210) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 55 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Oxenford is in the federal electorates of Fadden, Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Oxenford was 11,156 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the people in Oxenford is 34 years of age.

69.6% of people living in the suburb of Oxenford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.8% New Zealand, 6.3% England, 1.5% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Germany, 0.3% Japan, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% China , 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% Netherlands, 0.2% Italy.

89.8% of people living in Oxenford speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.4% Japanese, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Korean, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Oxenford is 24.8% No religion, 23.1% Anglican, 21.8% Catholic, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 3.6% Christian, nfd, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.2% Buddhism.

50.9% of people are married, 32.9% have never married and 9.4% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 271 widowed people living in Oxenford.

58.6% of the people living in Oxenford over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.1% are working on a part time basis. Oxenford has an unemployment rate of 7.5%. 

The main occupations of people living in Oxenford are 18.2% Technicians & trades workers, 16.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Professionals, 12.6% Sales workers, 10.7% Managers, 10.4% Labourers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 7.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Oxenford work in are 12.9% Retail trade, 12.5% Construction, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Manufacturing, 6.7% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Education and training, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Other services, 4.5% Public administration and safety.

18.9% of homes are fully owned, and 50.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $606 per week and the median household income is $1305 per week.

The median rent in Oxenford is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.



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Hi There,

I am new to this site and your information is so helpful!

My husband and I and our 3 children have been in Perth for 10 years but thinking of moving to QLD (around the Oxenford area). Can you tell me more about work for Solid Plasterers there or direct me to a forum that can help? Bit cheeky of me but you seem very knowledgeable in the suburbs I am interested in!


Thanks :D

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Welcome to the forum Deb, at the minute there are a lot of tradies still working up in North Queensland after TC Debbie. I know they have so much work on it's non stop. I will see if I can find you some work. Leave it with me and I will pm you if anything comes up. I've sent a few messages to my contacts so will wait for them to get back.

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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Can I suggest parents look carefully at Upper Coomer State College Prep to 12, before enrolling, quite a few issues in the school. Can I add Lords Lutheran College in Ormeau. (Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School ) Ormeau Railway Station has a gate straight on to the school campus. Prep to 12, school is 5 years old but is a small school currently 500 students and has set a cap of 900 total. Most of the schools in the area are very large schools, Many have an enrolment close to 2000 Prep to 12 and 1000 Prep to 6. There is also RIvermount College 20 minuets up the road at Yatala, and Tamborine Mountain College.

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