Slacks Creek, Queensland

Slacks Creek is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Much of the suburbs eastern edge is aligned with the Pacific Motorway. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 10,432.[1]

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.[2]

History

Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Slacks Creek was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.[3]

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.[4]

Education

Mabel Park State School is located on Borman Street, adjacent to the Mabel Park Junior Campus. The school was opened on 29 January 1974.[5]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Slacks Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ IKEA Logan moves to Slacks Creek. IKEA moves to Slacks Creek.
  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. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Slacks Creek, Queensland (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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