Chambers Flat, Queensland

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Chambers Flat
Logan CityQueensland
Tamborine Mountain from Chambers Flat.JPG
Tamborine Mountain seen from Chambers Flat, 2014
Population 2,464 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4133
Location 30 km (19 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Albert
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Chambers Flat:
Park Ridge South Park Ridge Logan Reserve
Munruben Chambers Flat Buccan
North Maclean Stockleigh Logan Village

Chambers Flat is a locality of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

The southern and eastern boundary of Chambers Flat follows the Logan River.

History[edit]

Pastoral runs were established in the district from the early 1840s. John Chambers took up land in the area in 1848, and the district is presumably named after him.[3]

Chambers Flat Provisional School opened on 27 October 1890 under head teacher Miss Mary Curran. It became Chambers Flat State School in 1909. It closed on 3 August 1921.[4]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Chambers Flat became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Chambers Flat was 2,464 with 50.2% of the population female and 49.8% male. The median/average age of the Chambers Flat population is 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian average. 75.3% of people living in Chambers Flat were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6%, New Zealand 4.2%, Taiwan 1.1%, Laos 1.1%, Vietnam 1%. 86.8% of people speak English as their first language 2.3% Hmong, 1.3% Vietnamese, 1.2% Mandarin, 1.1% Mon-Khmer, nec, 0.7% Khmer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chambers Flat (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chambers Flat (entry 45259)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chambers Flat". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID8795, Chambers Flat State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • * Logan Village State School (1975), Centenary souvenir booklet, Logan Village  — includes information on Chambers Flat State School

Coordinates: 27°45′12″S 153°05′28″E / 27.7534°S 153.091°E / -27.7534; 153.091