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Chandler
BrisbaneQueensland
Warriewood Street Chandler.JPG
Warriewood Street, 2015
Population 1,442 (2016 census)
 • Density 110.9/km2 (287/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4155
Area 13.0 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 16.4 km (10 mi) SE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)
State electorate(s) Chatsworth
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Chandler:
Gumdale Gumdale Ransome
Belmont Chandler Birkdale
Belmont Burbank Capalaba

Chandler is an outer south-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Chandler had a population of 1,442 people.

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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