Archerfield, Queensland

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Archerfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 510 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4108
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Sunnybank
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Salisbury
Oxley Archerfield Coopers Plains
Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2] Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 510.[1]

The suburb's western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Archerfield is 510, 44.9% female and 55.1% male.

The median/average age of the Archerfield population is 37 years of age.

64.5% of people living in Archerfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were India 3%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2%, Fiji 2%.

67.4% of people speak English as their first language 4.2% Vietnamese, 2.2% Samoan, 2% Hindi, 1.8% Gujarati, 1.8% Greek.

Airport[edit]

Main article: Archerfield Airport

Archerfield Airport originally served as the major airport for Brisbane. The old civil terminal is still in existence on the eastern side of the airfield. During World War 2 the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.

History[edit]

On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield.[3] On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum of set in 1940.

Heritage listings[edit]

Archerfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Archerfield (entry 44213)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. p.3. The Courier Mai. 9 August 1995.
  4. ^ "Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex (entry 16887)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°34′6″S 153°1′27″E / 27.56833°S 153.02417°E / -27.56833; 153.02417 (Archerfield)