Archerfield, Queensland facts for kids
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Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
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|Population||544 (2016 census)|
|• Density||123.6/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|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
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.
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.
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.
Archerfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Beatty Road (in front of Archerfield Airport): God's Acre Cemetery
- 98-138 Kerry Road: Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex
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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