Carbrook, Queensland facts for kids
Logan City, Queensland
Logan River at Carbrook Ski Park (left) and Alberton (right), 2014
|Location:||37 km (23 mi) south of Brisbane GPO|
In the 2011 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,195 people, 48.1% female and 51.9% male. The median age of the Carbrook population was 47 years, 10 years above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Carbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 3.7%, Scotland 1.3%, India 1%, Germany 1%. 89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Punjabi, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Arabic, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.
Carbrook was originally known as Gramzow after the village of Gramzow, Uckermark, Northern Germany, the name being given to it by the early German settlers who arrived in 1867. During World War 1, German names were unpopular and many German-sounding placenames were changed. In 1916, Gramzow's school and post office were renamed Carbrook.
Until 1949, Carbrook was within the Shire of Tingalpa.
Carbrook has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Mt Cotton Road: Carbrook Lutheran Cemetery
- 445 - 469 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd: Fachwerk Farmhouse
- 597-605 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road: Old Carbrook State School
Recreational areas and schools
Carbrook hosts three functioning schools, two of which are private. There is one state school that is functioning and one that is monumental: Old Carbrook State School. A caravan park is adjacent to the cable ski park (See above). Fishing is favoured in various places by the Logan River. Wirunya hostel in situated in the vicinity.
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