Parkwood is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Southport. At the 2011 Census, Parkwood had a population of 8,436. The major industry is retail trade, but the majority of resident workers are technicians and trades workers. Parkwood is characterized by leafy, green streets, well-kept gardens and detached homes, the majority of which are owner-occupied or rented. The suburb as a whole was developed in the last 20 years and falls under the Gold Coast City Council Division 6.