Crestmead, Queensland facts for kids
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Logan City, Queensland
Augusta Street, 2014
|Population||12,153 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,787/km2 (4,630/sq mi)|
|Area||6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
Out of Crestmead's population 50.5% are female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Crestmead population was 28 years, 10 years below the national median of 38, with 64.2% of people living in Crestmead were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.9%, England 2.1%, Samoa 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%, Cambodia 0.7%. 73.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.2% Khmer, 1.0% Hmong, 0.9% Arabic, 0.7% Hindi.
In 1885, a number of Swedish immigrants from the Cheybassa established farms in the area. Early crops included oats, maize, potatoes and turnips. Horses and cattle were grazed and timber was cut. Other early settlers were John and George Hubner who took up farms in 1893. Although the district acquired the unofficial name of Hubner from the Hubner family, when the (then) local government Shire of Beaudesert tried to formalise it in 1987, it was instead decided to name the area Crestmead after a local housing estate.
On 24 December 2012, 80 workers at the Dairy Farmers factory in the Crestmead Industrial Estate staged a protest at the factory to protest pay rates; the protest included blocking access to milk tankers. A very large number of police attended and protestors clashed with police.
Crestmead Community Centre is in Crestmead Community Park and can be accessed from Gimlet Street (). It comprises a hall, small meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. A range of activities including dancing and health clinics operate from the centre.
Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre is provided on the grounds of St Francis College by the college for use by the community. 'Numbellie Karulboo' means 'everybody together' in the Yuggera and Yugambeh languages. It hosts an indigenous dance group, children's playgroups and cross-cultural programs.
The Crestmead Industrial Estate is located on the western side of the suburb (). It has lot sizes ranging from 1,800 square metres to 2.6 hectares. It is suitable for light to medium industry and businesses can operate 24 hours a day.
There are two schools in Crestmead.
Crestmead State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 27-61 Augusta Street (special education program. It has become one of the largest public primary schools in the state with enrolments now exceeding 1410.). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,275 students with 95 teachers (90 full-time equivalent) and 55 non-teaching staff (38 full-time equivalent). It includes a
St Francis' College is a Catholic primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 64 Julie Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1023 students with 87 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 61 non-teaching staff (44 full-time equivalent).
There is no government secondary school in Crestmead. The nearest government secondary school is Marsden State High School in neighbouring Waterford West to the east.
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