Archerfield, Queensland

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Archerfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
Archerfield is located in Queensland
Archerfield
Archerfield
Coordinates27°34′16″S 153°00′28″E / 27.5711°S 153.0077°E / -27.5711; 153.0077 (Archerfield (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°34′16″S 153°00′28″E / 27.5711°S 153.0077°E / -27.5711; 153.0077 (Archerfield (centre of suburb))
Population544 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density123.6/km2 (320/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4108
Area4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location15.4 km (10 mi) S of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Algester
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Coopers Plains
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Archerfield had a population of 544 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Archerfield is bounded by Oxley Creek to the west and by Beaudesert Road to the east.[4]

Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport in the centre and south-west of the suburb (27°34′12″S 153°00′47″E / 27.570°S 153.013°E / -27.570; 153.013 (Archerfield Airport)). Most of the rest of the suburb is industrial except for two areas of residential use, one in the north of the suburb and one in the east.[4]

History[edit]

Archerfield was named after the 14,000-acre Archerfield pastoral station, acquired in 1881 by Michael Durack, an Australian pastoralist and pioneer.[5]

Archerfield Airport originally served as the major airport for Brisbane. The old civil terminal is still in existence on the eastern side of the airfield. During World War II the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.

On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield.[6] On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum set in 1940.

In the 2011 census the population of Archerfield was 510.[7]

In the 2016 census, Archerfield had a population of 544 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

God's Acre Cemetery, 2005

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

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Archerfield. The nearest primary schools are Rocklea State School in neighbouring Rocklea to the north, Coopers Plains State School in neighbouring Coopers Plains to the east, and Acacia Ridge State School in neighbouring Acacia Ridge to the south. The nearest secondary schools are Sunnybank State High School in Sunnybank to the east and Yeronga State High School in Yeronga to the north.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Archerfield was 510, 44.9% female and 55.1% male.[7]

The median age of the Archerfield population was 37 years of age, the same as the median nationally.

64.5% of people living in Archerfield were born in Australia, slightly less than the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were India 3%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2%, Fiji 2%.

67.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 4.2% Vietnamese, 2.2% Samoan, 2% Hindi, 1.8% Gujarati, 1.8% Greek.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.5
(110.3)
41.8
(107.2)
40.2
(104.4)
34.9
(94.8)
31.3
(88.3)
28.9
(84.0)
29.2
(84.6)
35.7
(96.3)
37.8
(100.0)
39.4
(102.9)
42.1
(107.8)
39.8
(103.6)
43.5
(110.3)
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
29.9
(85.8)
28.9
(84.0)
26.6
(79.9)
24.0
(75.2)
21.5
(70.7)
21.3
(70.3)
22.7
(72.9)
25.3
(77.5)
27.0
(80.6)
28.5
(83.3)
29.6
(85.3)
26.3
(79.3)
Average low °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
18.5
(65.3)
15.2
(59.4)
11.9
(53.4)
9.4
(48.9)
7.6
(45.7)
8.1
(46.6)
11.1
(52.0)
14.4
(57.9)
17.2
(63.0)
19.1
(66.4)
14.4
(57.9)
Record low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
14.2
(57.6)
10.1
(50.2)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34.0)
−0.8
(30.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−1.8
(28.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
4.2
(39.6)
7.2
(45.0)
9.8
(49.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 136.0
(5.35)
151.0
(5.94)
127.5
(5.02)
78.2
(3.08)
72.3
(2.85)
66.7
(2.63)
46.9
(1.85)
36.8
(1.45)
35.2
(1.39)
78.8
(3.10)
98.5
(3.88)
124.0
(4.88)
1,058.4
(41.67)
Average precipitation days 11.2 12.2 12.9 9.9 8.9 7.5 6.4 5.8 6.2 8.7 9.7 11.0 110.4
Average relative humidity (%) 55 58 56 54 53 51 45 43 45 50 53 54 51
Source: [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Archerfield (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Moorooka Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Archerfield – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44213)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Archerfield". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  6. ^ Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. p.3. The Courier Mail. 9 August 1995.
  7. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "God's Acre Historic Cemetery - Grenier's Burial Ground". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex (entry 602150)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Climate statistics for ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT". Bureau of Meteorology. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.

External links[edit]

  • "Archerfield". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.