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Loganlea
Logan CityQueensland
Haig Road Loganlea Queensland Australia.jpg
Haig Road, 2013
Loganlea is located in Queensland
Loganlea
Loganlea
Coordinates 27°40′31″S 153°08′02″E / 27.6752°S 153.1338°E / -27.6752; 153.1338Coordinates: 27°40′31″S 153°08′02″E / 27.6752°S 153.1338°E / -27.6752; 153.1338
Population 7,321 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,307/km2 (3,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4131
Area 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
State electorate(s)
  • Waterford
  • Woodridge
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Loganlea:
Kingston Meadowbrook Meadowbrook
Kingston Loganlea Bethania
Waterford West Waterford West Waterford

Loganlea is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Loganlea had a population of 7,321 people.

History

What is now Loganlea is much smaller than the original area between Slacks Creek and Waterford. In 1864, flooding of the Logan River lead to several casualties. In 1871, the first post office in the area was opened in what is today part of Waterford West. A hotel and Cobb and Co stop were established in the vicinity. By 1876 a crossing of the Logan River to Waterford. Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Loganlea was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.

The Loganlea railway station opened in 1885 for the South Coast railway line. Later in the same year the bridge across the Logan River was opened. Initial housing developments occurred in the 1970s and 80s. Meadowbrook was detached from the former dairy farming community of Loganlea in 1991.

Demographics

Housing in the suburb is mix of aged care facilities, newer high density housing, average sized blocks with detached houses and houses on established, larger blocks. Like many central Logan suburbs Loganlea is experiencing significant population growth. Between 2006 and 2011 the population grew by 16.6%.

At the 2011 census the suburb had a population rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of 5.8%, more than double the national average of 2.5%. A greater proportion of families are composed of one parent at 28.1%, almost double the national rate of 15.9%. A clear majority of dwellings in Loganlea are detached or separated houses.

Part of the suburb was contained with a planning area in an October 2011 local government report. High density housing surrounding Logan railway station will be permitted though development applications up to six stories in height.

In the 2011 census, Loganlea recorded a population of 6,172 people, 51.4% female and 48.6% male. The median age of the Loganlea population was 30 years, 7 years below the national median of 37. 66.2% of people living in Loganlea were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.2%, England 3.1%, Philippines 1%, Fiji 1%, Kiribati 0.9%. 78.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Samoan, 1.2% Khmer, 1.2% Hindi, 1% Gilbertese, 0.7% Spanish.

Transport

Loganlea railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Beenleigh and Gold Coast. Loganlea Road and Station Road are two arterial roads in Loganlea. Haig Road, Station Road and Monash Road are the suburb's main connecting roads. A road overpass for the Beenleigh rail line was built just south of the railway station. Street parking in some areas near the railway station is limited two hours.

The station is one two stops in the Logan City area serviced by the Gold Coast railway line. These partial express service trains arrive in the city in around 30 minutes in the off peak period. Logan Bus Service operates a number of services, including late at night, through more than a dozen bus stops throughout the suburb. They also operate a bus depot in Jutland Street.

The Slacks Creek Cycle Way passes adjacent to Loganlea Road across the suburb. The East West route cycleway to Kingston and Marsden winds around Scrubby Creek close to the suburb's northern boundary.

Education

Loganlea State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Neridah Street (27°40′25″S 153°08′32″E / 27.6737°S 153.1423°E / -27.6737; 153.1423 (Loganlea State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 619 students with 72 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 53 non-teaching staff (37 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no primary schools in Loganlea. The nearest primary schools are Waterford West State School in neighbouring Waterford West to the south and Kingston State School in neighbouring Kingston to the north-west.

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