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Archerfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
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Population 544 (2016 census)
 • Density 123.6/km2 (320/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4108
Area 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 15.4 km (10 mi) S of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)
State electorate(s) Algester
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Coopers Plains
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Archerfield had a population of 544 people.

Demographics

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

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

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

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

Heritage listings

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


Education

There are no schools in Archerfield. The nearest primary schools are Rocklea State School in neighbouring Rocklea to the north, Coopers Plains State School in neighbouring Coopers Plains to the east, and Acacia Ridge State School in neighbouring Acacia Ridge to the south. The nearest secondary schools are Sunnybank State High School in Sunnybank to the east and Yeronga State High School in Yeronga to the north.

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