Bahrs Scrub, Queensland

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Bahrs Scrub
Logan CityQueensland
Population 1,512 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
Location 38 km (24 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Albert
Federal Division(s) Forde and Rankin
Suburbs around Bahrs Scrub:
Waterford Holmview Waterford West
Park Ridge South Bahrs Scrub Windaroo
Buccan Chambers Flat Bannockburn

Bahrs Scrub is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2]

History[edit]

As the name suggests, the area was originally scrub land. The origin of the name is less clear. It was been attributed to early German settlers, Carl Wilhelm Bahr and his son, Wilhelm Bahr.[3] The earliest references to the location call it Jimmybark Scrub[4] and the nearby hill Bark Hill (now Bahrs Hill), so the current names may be a corruption of these.[5]

Windaroo Valley State High School opened on 1 January 1994.[6]

Geography[edit]

It consists predominantly of acreage blocks although recent developments have seen suburbia encroach on the otherwise serene suburb.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Bahrs Scrub is 1,512, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.

The median/average age of the Bahrs Scrub population is 32 years of age, 5 years below the Australian average.

73.9% of people living in Bahrs Scrub were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.3%, England 5.1%, South Africa 1.1%, Netherlands 1%, Zimbabwe 0.7%.

88.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Russian, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% Mandarin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bahrs Scrub (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Bahrs Scrub (entry 47852)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bahrs Scrub". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "THE LOGAN.". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 3 February 1866. p. 7. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bahrs Scrub". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  6. ^ ""U-W"". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°44′S 153°10′E / 27.733°S 153.167°E / -27.733; 153.167