Slacks Creek is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Slacks Creek had a population of 10,432 people.[1]

Geography

The Pacific Motorway forms most of the eastern boundary of hte suburb.

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 moves to Slacks Creek.

History

Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Slacks Creek was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.[3] It was first officially named by Queensland Place Names Board on 1 April 1971. It was bounded as a locality by on 31 March 1979 and redesignated as a suburb on 31 August 1991.[2]

Slacks Creek Provisional School opened on 19 May 1873 in the original Wesleyan Church located in Centenary Road. In July 1879 it relocated to a new site on Loganlea Road. Due to flooding at that site, it was moved in 1893 to Logan Road near the intersection with Daisy Hill Road. On 1 January 1909 it became Slacks Creek State School.[4] In 1964, due to the increasingly heavy traffic on Logan Road, the school was relocated to its current site. On 14 October 2016 it was renamed Daisy Hill State School as changes to the suburban boundaries had resulted in the school falling within the neighbouring suburb of Daisy Hill.[5][6][7]

Mabel Park State School opened on 29 January 1974.[4]

In the 2016 census, Slacks Creek had a population of 10,432 people.[1]

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.[8]

Education

Mabel Park State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Borman Street (27°38′35″S 153°07′35″E / 27.6431°S 153.1264°E / -27.6431; 153.1264 (Mabel Park State School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 730 students with 54 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9][12]

Mabel Park State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 72-116 Paradise Road (27°38′23″S 153°07′44″E / 27.6396°S 153.1288°E / -27.6396; 153.1288 (Mabel Park State High School)).[9][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 906 students with 88 teachers (82 full-time equivalent) and 47 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Slacks Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Slacks Creek - suburb in City of Logan (entry 45288)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 Cite error: The named reference "qfhs" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Register of Recent School Openings, Closures and Name Changes". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  6. ^ Orr, Sarah (23 November 2016). "Name change to boost enrolments". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  7. ^ "History". Daisy Hill State School. 28 April 2020. Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Slacks Creek, Queensland (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Mabel Park State School". Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Mabel Park SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Mabel Park State High School". Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links

  • "Slacks Creek". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.