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The suburb was named after the Labor politician, Arthur Augustus Calwell, PC (1896-1973).

The suburb name was gazetted 5 August 1975. Streets in the suburb are named for Victorian politicians. Outtrim Avenue between Johnson Drive and the Calwell Shopping Centre is named after Alfred Richard Outtrim who represented Maryborough from 1885 to 1920. (source)

Median property value for Calwell 2905 (source)

2001

$180k

2011

$437k

2016

$543k

Statistics about Calwell (source)

Area of Calwell

3.9 sq Kms

People

5,758

Male

2,781

Female

2,977

Median age

36

Families

1,562

Average children per family

1.9

All private dwellings

2,147

Average people per household

2.8

Median weekly household income

2,225

Median monthly mortgage repayments

2,000

Median weekly rent

385

Average motor vehicles per dwelling

2.1

The most common ancestories in Calwell were

Australia

27.5%

England

26.9%

Irish

10.4%

Scottish

7.7%

German

3.3%

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