Stockleigh, Queensland

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Stockleigh
Logan CityQueensland
Population 695 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4280
Location 33 km (21 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Logan
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Stockleigh:
North Maclean Chambers Flat Buccan
South Maclean Stockleigh Logan Village
Jimboomba Jimboomba Tamborine

Stockleigh is a locality of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Stockleigh had a population of 695 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stockleigh is a low density semi-rural locality with larger acreage blocks. Stockleigh has an environmental park and a small housing estate in the east, near Logan Village.

History[edit]

When pioneer Will Elworthy settled in the district in 1863 the area to be known as Stockleigh was named after his birthplace in Devon, England.[3]

When farmers turned to intensive dairying, milk and cream could be transported to the Kingston dairy factory via the Maclean Bridge over the Logan River immediately west of Stockleigh.

The Stockleigh Provisional primary school opened in 1873. It became Stockleigh State School in 1909. It occupied a succession of school buildings until the school closed in 1935.[4]

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

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Stockleigh is 695, 48.8% female and 51.2% male.[1]

The median/average age of the Stockleigh population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.[1]

77% of people living in Stockleigh were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.7%, Germany 1.9%, Ireland 0.9%, China 0.4%.[1]

89.8% of people speak English as their first language 2.3% German, 1% Hmong, 0.6% Urdu, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.4% Dutch.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stockleigh (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stockleigh (entry 45290)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stockleigh". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID9228, Stockleigh 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 Stockleigh State School

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°46′S 153°04′E / 27.767°S 153.067°E / -27.767; 153.067