Logan City, Queensland
Gavin Way, 2014
|Location||30 km (19 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|State electorate(s)||Redlands, Springwood|
|Federal Division(s)||Forde, Rankin|
Cornubia is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. It is situated 30 kilometres (19 mi) south-east of Brisbane. The nearest largest landmark is the Logan Hyperdome shopping centre - one of the largest undercover shopping malls in Queensland. Cornubia is close to major shops (Logan Hyperdome) and first class educational institutions (John Paul College, Calvary Christian College). Many street names reflect its lush bush setting (e.g. Sugarwood, Parkview). Cornubia is the Latin name for Cornwall.
Cornubia Forest Nature Refuge
A protected nature conservation area was created by the local government council from land purchased between 1999 and 2010. Located in the north-west of the suburb, the 196-hectare (480-acre) nature refuge consists of the former Cornubia Forest Park to the south and land known as the Cornubia Escarpment in the north. It is managed as part of Australia’s National Reserve System with objectives that include both conservation of flora and fauna, and recreation such as bushwalking and mountain bike riding. The refuge is also managed under a Koala Nature Refuge Agreement with the state government. The tall open forest ecosystem of blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) and the brown thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) in the area are described as endangered.
As of 2001[update], the population of Cornubia was around 3,300. 10 years prior there were only 2,000 people in the area. The suburb has a young population (median age of 35). About 6% of people are unemployed. After English (90%), the most spoken languages are Dutch and German.
In the 2011 Census the population of Cornubia is 6,833, 49.9% female and 50.1% male. The median/average age of the Cornubia population is 37 years of age. 70.2% of people living in Cornubia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7%, New Zealand 6.4%, Scotland 1.7%, South Africa 1.5%, Germany 0.7%. 88.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Greek.
Over 70% of employed people travel by car which reflects the lack of efficient and cost-effective public transport. All public transport in the area is provided by the Logan City Bus Service, a privately owned company.