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Chandler
Brisbane City Council, Queensland
Warriewood Street Chandler.JPG
Warriewood Street, 2015
Population: 1,422
Postcode: 4155
Location: 15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)
State District: Electoral district of Chatsworth
Federal Division: Division of Bonner
Suburbs around Chandler:
Belmont Gumdale Ransome
Belmont Chandler Birkdale
Mackenzie Burbank Capalaba

Chandler is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of the CBD.

The easternmost point of mainland Brisbane City, Chandler is a semi-rural suburb consisting largely of bushland and residential properties on acreage, close to the major commercial precincts of Carindale and Capalaba.

Chandler is perhaps best known for the Sleeman Centre, a large sporting and entertainment complex.

History

Chandler was named after the former Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council, Sir John Beals Chandler.

It remained sparsely populated for decades, retaining much of its natural bushland. This lack of population motivated the construction of multiple buildings of the Sleeman Centre for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

The Sleeman Centre housed the suburb's only significant structures until 2010, when the former suburb of Capalaba West became incorporated into Chandler. This extended Chandler's eastern border to Tingalpa Creek, separating Brisbane from Redland City, and added a small commercial area along Old Cleveland Road to the suburb, including the erroneously named Capalaba Produce Village.

Parklands Sleeman Centre
An area of bushland in Chandler, consisting of eucalyptus trees and a small lake, close to the Sleeman Centre.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Chandler was 1,422, of which 50.4% were female and 49.6% were male. The median age of the Chandler population was 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Chandler were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England (3.4%), New Zealand (2.3%), Italy (1%), Fiji (0.9%), and India (0.8%). 85.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Italian (2%), Greek (1.5%), Vietnamese (0.9%), Hindi (0.5%), and Dutch (0.4%).

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