Aerial view of houses in the suburb in 1930
|Population||10,006 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,450/km2 (8,940/sq mi)|
|Area||2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
Clayfield is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 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. This industry, once known as "the clay fields", was instrumental in the residential surge of European settlement of inner-north Brisbane.
In the 2011 census, Clayfield recorded a population of 10,006 people, 52.6% female and 47.4% male.
The median age of the Clayfield population was 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian median.
70.3% of people living in Clayfield were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.7%, England 3.6%, India 2.5%, Philippines 0.8%, China 0.8%.
81.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1% Italian, 1% Mandarin, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Korean, 0.7% Hindi.
Clayfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 3 London Road: Lyndhurst
- 8 London Road: Turrawan
- 18 Tarranalma Avenue: Tarranalma
- 25 Enderley Road: Stanley Hall
- 40 Enderley Road: Ralahyne
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.
Schools located within Clayfield include:
Other schools that serve the Clayfield area include:
- Ascot State Primary School
- Hendra State Primary School
- Holy Cross School, Wooloowin
- Kedron State High School
- Mary MacKillop College, Nundah
- Nundah State Primary School
- Our Lady Help of Christians, Hendra
- St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School, Ascot
- Wooloowin State Primary School
Places of worship
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
- Mary Hyacinthe Petronel White (1900-1984) Women's right campaigner and local government councillor.
- James Campbell (1830-1904) Politician and businessman
- Timothy Joseph O’Leary (1925-1987), Flying doctor
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- "Lyndhurst (entry 601841)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
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- "Tarranalma (entry 600184)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
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- "Ralahyne (entry 600182)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
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- Smithurst, Barry. O'Leary, Timothy Joseph (Tim) (1925–1987). Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Clayfield, Queensland.|
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Clayfield
- "Clayfield". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008.
- "Clayfield". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007.