One of the suburbs found in the southern part of Brisbane, QLD is Archerfield which is about 11 kilometres away from its Central Business District.  This suburb belongs to the federal electorate of Moreton and is considered as a mixed-use kind of place.  It may be because a big part of this area has been allocated for Archerfield Airport.  

Tracing back the history of the place and when settlement started it was found that the original inhabitants of this suburb are the people known as Jagara who belonged to the Yerongan clan.  The name of this suburb is actually thought to have been derived from the freehold cattle property then owned by Michael Durack which measured up to 5,665 hectares.  A great area of Archerfield gave way to Brisbane’s Aerodome which was approved by the Brisbane City council back in the year 1928.


Census conducted in the year 2011 for Archerfield resulted to a total population of 510.  It was also found out that 4.9% of these residents are females while the other 55.1% are males.  The median age of an average resident in Archerfield is about 37 years old.    

  • Income ($/weekly): Back in 2011, residents in Archerfield have an average individual income of $571 per week.  Its average household comes with a weekly median income of $1,157.  
  • Employment: The unemployment rate of Archerfield residents is about 6.0% according to the 2011 census.  Those working as full-time employees total to 66.8% of its over-all workforce.  While those working part-time hold the percentage of 22.8%.   
  • Lifestyles and People (top 5):  There are 20.9 % Established Couples & Families; 16.0% Maturing & with Established Independence; 15.5% Independent Youth; 10.7% with Older Independence; and also 10.7% Older Couples & Families.   


If you are around the area of Archerfield, whether as a resident or as a visitor, catching a train would not be as difficult.  You can find platforms for you to catch one to take you to Brisbane’s CBD.  Check out Coopers Plains if you want to visit more of Brisbane.  Opting for other public transportations in Archerfield is also a good idea as a taxi ride will only take about 12 minutes to the CBD.  Residents also enjoy driving their own private vehicles around and about this suburb.  


Attending schools in Archerfield can also guarantee accessibility to different educational institutions, though not really within the suburb itself.  Nearby suburbs offer many wonderful options for your kids in addressing their needs to learn.  Potential schools are Brisbane Christian College Middle and Secondary School, Rocklea State School, St. Pius X School and the Our Lady of Fatima Primary School.       


Living in a suburb like Archerfield can also provide you with the amenities and facilities which your active side is looking for.  Although it is not as abundantly found in Archerfield, sports clubs and associations are still accessible for many people.  Acacia Ridge, for instance, offers several of this kind.  There is the Souths Sports Club which is quite popular to many residents.  You can also check out QLD Futsal located in Coopers Plain if you like.