Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 544.
The suburb’s western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.
The median age of the Archerfield population was 37 years of age, the same as the median nationally.
64.5% of people living in Archerfield were born in Australia, slightly less than the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were India 3%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2%, Fiji 2%.
67.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 4.2% Vietnamese, 2.2% Samoan, 2% Hindi, 1.8% Gujarati, 1.8% Greek.
Archerfield Airport originally served as the major airport for Brisbane. The old civil terminal is still in existence on the eastern side of the airfield. During World War 2 the airfield served as a base for military flying operations in support of the war in the Pacific.
On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield. On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum set in 1940.
Archerfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Beatty Road (in front of Archerfield Airport): God’s Acre Cemetery
- 98-138 Kerry Road: Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Archerfield (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- “Moorooka Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- “Archerfield (entry 44213)”. Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). “Archerfield (State Suburb)”. 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. p.3. The Courier Mail. 9 August 1995.
- “God’s Acre Historic Cemetery – Grenier’s Burial Ground”. Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- “Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex (entry 602150)”. Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.