Archerfield, Queensland

Archerfield is a mixed-use suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 544.[1]

Archerfield Terminal, Brisbane QLD Australia (7469742402).jpg
Archerfield Airport terminal, 2007
Population544 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density123.6/km2 (320/sq mi)
Area4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Algester
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Archerfield:
Rocklea Rocklea Salisbury
Rocklea Archerfield Coopers Plains
Willawong Acacia Ridge Acacia Ridge


Archerfield is a sparsely populated suburb, with most of the land being occupied by Archerfield Airport. The suburb's western boundary follows Oxley Creek and in the east it follows Beaudesert Road.


In the 2011 census the population of Archerfield was 510, 44.9% female and 55.1% male.[4]

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.


Archerfield was named after the 14,000-acre Archerfield pastoral station, acquired in 1881 by Michael Durack, an Australian pastoralist and pioneer.[5]

On 8 August 1995 as southern Queensland experienced a severe cold snap, a temperature of 0 degrees was recorded in Archerfield.[6] On 4 January 2014, the suburb recorded a maximum temperature of 42.4 degrees, just under the record maximum set in 1940.

Heritage listingsEdit

Archerfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  
  2. ^ "Moorooka Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Archerfield (entry 44213)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Archerfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2014.  
  5. ^ "Archerfield". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  6. ^ Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. p.3. The Courier Mail. 9 August 1995.
  7. ^ "God's Acre Historic Cemetery - Grenier's Burial Ground". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Archerfield Second World War Igloos Complex (entry 602150)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.

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Coordinates: 27°34′6″S 153°1′27″E / 27.56833°S 153.02417°E / -27.56833; 153.02417 (Archerfield)