Clayfield, Queensland

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Clayfield
BrisbaneQueensland
StateLibQld 1 130603 Aerial view of houses in Clayfield, Brisbane, 1930.jpg
Aerial view of houses in the suburb in 1930
Population 10,006 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,450/km2 (8,940/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4011
Area 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Clayfield:
Wooloowin Nundah Hendra
Albion Clayfield Ascot
Albion Ascot Ascot

Clayfield is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Brisbane CBD. Clayfield is bordered to the north by Nundah, to the East by Ascot and Hendra, to the west by Wooloowin and to the South by Albion.

Its name derives from the fine white-grey sedimentary clay mined in Albion, between Morgan and Sykes Street, used in the brickworks that once existed between Oriel Road and Reeve Street near Sandgate Road.[2] This industry, once known as "the clay fields", was instrumental in the residential surge of European settlement of inner-north Brisbane.

Kalinga Park and the Kalinga locality lay on the northern limit. Clayfield also encompasses the locality of Eagle Junction.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Clayfield is 10,006, 52.6% female and 47.4% male.

The median/average age of the Clayfield population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

70.3% of people living in Clayfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.7%, England 3.6%, India 2.5%, Philippines 0.8%, China 0.8%.

81.9% of people speak English as their first language 1% Italian, 1% Mandarin, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Korean, 0.7% Hindi.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

Transport[edit]

Clayfield was served by an electric tram line which ran along Sandgate Road until its closure on 13 April 1969. It is now served by bus and train services from the nearby Clayfield railway station and Eagle Junction railway station. Along the capital road (Alexandra Road), a canopy of poinciana and oak trees produce a 'New England' canopy effect.

Education[edit]

Schools located within Clayfield include:

Other schools that serve the Clayfield area include:

Places of Worship[edit]

Churches that are located in Clayfield include:

  • Clayfield Baptist Church
  • Clayfield Gospel Hall
  • Clayfield Uniting Church
  • Scots Presbyterian Church
  • St Agatha's Catholic Church
  • St Mark's Anglican Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clayfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Clayfield (entry 44198)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lyndhurst (entry 19548)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Clayfield House (entry 19574)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tarranalma (entry 14959)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stanley Hall (entry 14958)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ralahyne (entry 14957)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′05″S 153°03′25″E / 27.418°S 153.057°E / -27.418; 153.057