REGION

The Greater Springfield Region

Springfield is an already thriving and developing area represented by six suburbs – Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Spring Mountain, Springfield, Springfield Central and Springfield Lakes with a population of 42,982 residents.

Master Planned Community
Developed Suburbs including a CBD
Schools
Early Childhood Centres
Median Age

It is noticeable that Springfield is quickly becoming a viable alternative to Brisbane Central Business District (CBD), with Springfield CBD being 390 hectares in size (twice the land area of Brisbane CBD). The estimated cost upon completion of the developments in Springfield is expected to be $85bn and attract a projected population of 115,000 residents by 2036.

Transport and workforce commute time has been held in mind as a high regard, with the construction of two train stations located in Springfield Central and Springfield having opened in December 2013 for reliable public transportation methods. It is possible to access 86% of Brisbane’s metropolitan workforce in roughly a 30 minute drive under good traffic conditions and is a near 40 minute rail trip to Brisbane Central. Springfield is located closer to Brisbane CBD than North Lakes, Redcliffe, Victoria Point and Kholo.

Springfield is a generally young, vibrant, family based environment with the average age of residents being 30 with children. To accommodate for this strong demographic, family and community activities are abundant in Springfield for people of all ages, boasting the recently constructed Orion Swimming Lagoon, Robelle Domain, Martial Art Gyms, Brookwater Golf and Country Club, and Event Cinemas at the time of the writing of this report.

Although the majority of Springfield residents are relatively young in age, there are still activity facilities for the older generations and recreational living facilities such as the Aveo Group senior living units integrated with allied health facilities which is currently comprised of 2,500 units. Access to health and wellness facilities has never been easier with the construction of Mater Private Hospital, also located in Springfield.

The Central Business District of Springfield is now home to many major retail outlets due to the Orion Springfield Central Expansion including Coles, Target, Event Cinemas and numerous specialty retailers. The CBD will continue to grow to accommodate all age demographics, ethnicities and nationalities in a fun-loving, multi-cultural environment with approval for over 2,600,000 square metres (260 ha) of mixed use space and 22,850 apartments. This is seen as a highly significant development, as the total land area of Greater Springfield is 2,860 hectares.

Map of Region

Greater Springfield – Springfield and Surrounds

Greater Springfield encompasses six suburbs:

  • Augustine Heights
  • Brookwater
  • Spring Mountain
  • Springfield
  • Springfield Central
  • Springfield Lakes

Greater Springfield population is flourishing, representing 42,982 persons with 31.4% of those being born overseas. Median age is 30.

Youth education takes key priority in Greater Springfield to direct future generations to prosperity, with the region boasting 11 schools and 17 Early childhood education and care centres.

With attention to education generally yielding lower unemployment rates, Greater Springfield area pridefully represents an unemployment rate of 3.5%. (43.54% lower than the state average).

The information here is derived from the:
Springfield Skills Alliance Report 2019/2020

Please see the bottom of the page to obtain or get our Report

 

Occupations To Fill

Listed are the top 10 employment occupations based on the highest increase in the number of employees needed by 2022:

Registered
Nurses

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Sales Assistants
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Aged & Disability
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Carers Child Carers
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General
Clerks
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Primary School Teachers
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Nursing Support & Personal Care
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Education Aide 
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Secondary School Teachers
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Retail Managers
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Aspirational Occupations

Also listed are the aspirational and technology occupations being sought by the residents of Springfield.

Aviation and Support
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Communication and Media
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Information Technology
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Business and Commerce
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Engineering Science
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EDUCATION PARTNERS

Located within Education City precinct of Springfield

TAFE Queensland Springfield

There are a range of study areas available at the Springfield campus including business, child care, first aid, justice studies, leadership and management, and remedial massage. The campus is conveniently located close to the Springfield train station, with parking and child care facilities nearby.

TAFE Queensland Springfield

USQ – Springfield Campus

The USQ Springfield Campus’s ‘Community Centred – Career Focused’ theme provides a student-focused educational environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. With high-quality facilities and exceptional support, graduates are equipped to succeed in today’ rapidly changing work environments.

USQ - Springfield

Springfield Skills Alliance Report

Last updated May 18th 2020

Access the Springfield Skills Alliance Report – first undertaken in June 2019, updated October and then February before the advent of the current global health crisis.

A major update is currently in progress to reflect initiatives to continue to deliver and achieve the SRJC outcomes in the post-pandemic climate as we work towards recovery.

View SSA Report
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