Suburb Profile: Ormeau – Yatala

Location and boundaries

Ormeau – Yatala is bounded by Keogh Road, Johnstone Road, Rotary Park Road and Jacobs Well Road in the north, Burnside Road and the localities of Gilberton and Norwell in the east, the Pimpama River, Cliff Barrons Road, the locality of Kingsholme and Shaws Pocket Road in the south, and the Albert River and Logan City in the west.

Name origin

Ormeau is thought to be named from a French word meaning “young elm tree”. Yatala is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “swampy”.



Land area

7,220 hectares (72 Km2)

Population density

2.20 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for sugar plantations and farming. Some growth took place during the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, when Yatala developed as a commercial and light industrial area. The population doubled between 1991 and 1996, and then doubled again between 1996 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the share of occupied dwellings. Rapid growth continued between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Ormeau – Yatala is a developing residential area, with substantial rural and industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include EcoPark Fishing World, Stanmore Motocross Park, Bob Sinden Memorial Complex, Brien Harris Oval, Frederick Johnson Park, Peachey Park, Ormeau Central Shopping Centre and several schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Luscombe, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Stapylton and Yatala.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14