Archerfield, Queensland

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Archerfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
Population 544 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4108
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Algester
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Salisbury
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 544.[1]

The suburb's western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Archerfield was 510, 44.9% female and 55.1% male.[4]

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.

Airport[edit]

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 2 the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.

History[edit]

On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield.[5] On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum set in 1940.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Moorooka Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archerfield (entry 44213)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. p.3. The Courier Mail. 9 August 1995.
  6. ^ "God's Acre Historic Cemetery - Grenier's Burial Ground". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex (entry 602150)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°34′6″S 153°1′27″E / 27.56833°S 153.02417°E / -27.56833; 153.02417 (Archerfield)