Leichhardt, Queensland

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Leichhardt is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°37′S 152°44′E / 27.617°S 152.733°E / -27.617; 152.733Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°44′E / 27.617°S 152.733°E / -27.617; 152.733
Population3,912 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Leichhardt:
Wulkuraka Wulkuraka Sadliers Crossing
Wulkuraka Leichhardt West Ipswich
One Mile One Mile Churchill

Leichhardt is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 3,912. According to the 2016 Australian census the unemployment rate of Leichhardt was 17.1%, in comparison to the Australian unemployment rate of 6.9%.[1]


The Ipswich suburb of Leichhardt lies west across the Bremer River.[2]


The origin of the suburb name is from Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, an explorer and naturalist from Prussia (now known as Germany). He led major expeditions throughout Australia. The suburb name was implemented after a request by local residents to the City of Ipswich in 1953.[3]

St Mark's Anglican Church opened circa 1935. Its closure on 15 November 1998 by Assistant Bishop Ray Smith.[4]

Leichhardt State School opened in August 1956 and it caters for students from Prep to Year six.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Leichhardt (QLD) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb and Place Names". Ipswich City Council. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Leichhardt (entry 41894)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Leichhardt SS". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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