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Bahrs Scrub
Logan CityQueensland
Majella Crescent at Bahrs Scrub, Queensland 2.jpg
Majella Crescent, 2016
Population 1,919 (2016 census)
 • Density 193.8/km2 (502/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4207
Area 9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 38 km (24 mi) S of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Macalister
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Bahrs Scrub:
Waterford Holmview
Beenleigh
Mount Warren Park
Buccan Bahrs Scrub Windaroo
Buccan Belivah Bannockburn

Bahrs Scrub is an urban locality in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Bahrs Scrub had a population of 1,919 people.

History

As the name suggests, the area was originally scrub land. The origin of the name is less clear. It has been attributed to early German settlers, Carl Wilhelm Bahr and his son, Wilhelm Bahr. The earliest references to the location call it Jimmybark Scrub and the nearby hill Bark Hill (now Bahrs Hill), so the current names may be a corruption of these.

Windaroo Valley State High School opened on 1 January 1994.

Geography

It consists predominantly of acreage blocks although recent developments have seen suburbia encroach on the otherwise serene suburb.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Bahrs Scrub recorded a population of 1,512 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male. The median age of the Bahrs Scrub population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 73.9% of people living in Bahrs Scrub were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.3%, England 5.1%, South Africa 1.1%, Netherlands 1%, Zimbabwe 0.7%. 88.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Russian, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% Mandarin.

Education

Windaroo Valley State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 240 Beaudesert Beenleigh Road (27°44′25″S 153°11′24″E / 27.7404°S 153.1901°E / -27.7404; 153.1901 (Windaroo Valley State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1115 students with 94 teachers (91 full-time equivalent) and 42 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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