Logan City, Queensland
Logan River at Gieseman Park, 2014
|Population||2,809 (2011 census)|
|Location||42 km (26 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
Munruben is a locality in Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Once a rural community, it has been developed into a low density residential community. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,809.
The name Munruben comes from a property called Mun Rubens owned by grazier William Norris and is believed to be derived from the Bundjalung language for a local lagoon. The locality was officially named in 1991 (when it was in the Shire of Beaudesert).
Jerry's Downfall Reserve is located in the north-east of Munruben ( The name Jerry's Downfall has been in use since at least 1866. It has been suggested that he was a Kanaka from Robert Towns' cotton plantation at Townvale, who capsized a bullock dray of cotton while crossing Chambers Creek. It has also been suggested that the incident is connected to the Keaveny family. The Beaudesert Historical Society have erected a plaque at the reserve.). The name commemorates an early teamster who had an accident there.
The median age of the Munruben population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.
77.6% of people living in Munruben were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 5%, Germany 1%, Scotland 0.7%, South Africa 0.7%.
91.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% German, 0.7% Hmong, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Serbian, 0.4% Vietnamese.
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