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Slacks Creek
Logan CityQueensland
Old St Mark's Anglican Church, Daisy Hill, Queensland, 2010.jpg
St Mark's Anglican Church, 2010
Population 10,435 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4127
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Waterford, Woodridge
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Slacks Creek:
Underwood Springwood Daisy Hill
Woodridge Slacks Creek Shailer Park
Logan Central Meadowbrook Tanah Merah

Slacks Creek is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Much of the suburbs eastern edge is aligned with the Pacific Motorway. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 10,435.

The creek that gave its name to the district is part of the Logan River catchment and was named after the Slack family who had a cattle run there before the days of closer settlement. The Aboriginal name for it was Mungaree, place of fishes, which is the name they gave to their property. In September 2006 Queensland's only IKEA store moved from its original home in the nearby suburb Rochedale South to its new location in Slacks Creek. IKEA Logan is now the largest IKEA store in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world.

History

Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Slacks Creek was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Slacks Creek recorded a population of 10,435 people, 50.7% female and 49.3% male. The median age of the Slacks Creek population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 62.9% of people living in Slacks Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.9%, England 3.3%, Samoa 1.5%, Philippines 0.9%, Fiji 0.8%. 75.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3% Samoan, 1% Hindi, 0.6% Khmer, 0.6% Arabic, 0.6% Romanian.

Notable residents

Coordinates: 27°38′S 153°08′E / 27.633°S 153.133°E / -27.633; 153.133

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