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Archerfield
BrisbaneQueensland
Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
Population: 510
Postcode: 4108
Location: 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)
State District: Sunnybank
Federal Division: Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Salisbury
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge

Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 510.

The suburb's western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.

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:

  • Beatty Road (in front of Archerfield Airport): God's Acre Cemetery
  • 98-138 Kerry Road: Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex

Coordinates: 27°34′6″S 153°1′27″E / 27.56833°S 153.02417°E / -27.56833; 153.02417 (Archerfield)


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