Cornubia, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Gavin Way Cornubia Queensland.jpg
Gavin Way, 2014
Cornubia is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°39′36″S 153°12′50″E / 27.6599°S 153.2138°E / -27.6599; 153.2138Coordinates: 27°39′36″S 153°12′50″E / 27.6599°S 153.2138°E / -27.6599; 153.2138
Population7,317 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density491.1/km2 (1,272/sq mi)
Area14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Macalister
Federal division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Cornubia:
Mount Cotton Mount Cotton Mount Cotton
Shailer Park Cornubia Carbrook
Loganholme Eagleby Carbrook

Cornubia is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Cornubia had a population of 7,317 people.[1]


Cornubia is situated 31 kilometres (19 mi) south-east of Brisbane. Many street names reflect its lush bush setting (e.g. Sugarwood, Parkview).


Cornubia was named as a bounded locality by Queensland Place Names Board on 1 May 1975.[2] Cornubia is the Latin name for Cornwall.

St Matthew's Catholic Primary School opened on 23 January 1984 with 57 students in Years 1 through 3 with the support of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in the tradition of Mary McKillop.[3][4]

Chisholm Catholic College opened in 1992.[5]

In the 2011 census, Cornubia recorded a population of 6,833 people.[6]

In the 2016 census, Cornubia had a population of 7,317 people.[1]


St Matthew's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 172-180 Bryants Road (27°40′02″S 153°11′21″E / 27.6671°S 153.1891°E / -27.6671; 153.1891 (St Matthew's School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 552 students with 37 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[9]

Chisholm Catholic College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 204 California Creek Road (27°39′59″S 153°12′16″E / 27.6663°S 153.2045°E / -27.6663; 153.2045 (Chisholm Catholic College)).[7][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 937 students with 72 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[9]


Cornubia is part of the Koala Coast and is home to hundreds of Australian native animals including koalas, wallabies, goannas and various species of birds (e.g. rainbow lorikeet).

Cornubia Forest Nature Refuge[edit]

Walking and biking track in the 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.[11]


As of 2001, 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.[citation needed]

In the 2011 census, Cornubia recorded a population of 6,833 people, 49.9% female and 50.1% male.[6] The median age of the Cornubia population was 37 years, the same as the national median. 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 spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Greek.


Over 70% of employed people travel by car as most residents work in Brisbane City or at the Gold Coast. Efficient and cost-effective public transport is available in the area and is provided by the Logan City Bus Service, a privately owned company.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cornubia (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cornubia – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45260)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ "School History". St Matthew's Catholic Primary School. Archived from the original on 1 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cornubia (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "St Matthew's School". Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Chisholm Catholic College". Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ Cornubia Forest Management Plan 2011-2021 (PDF), Logan City Council - Community Planning, 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2012, retrieved 4 June 2014

External links[edit]

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