Slacks Creek, Queensland
Logan City, Queensland
St Mark's Anglican Church, 2010
|Population||10,435 (2011 census)|
|Location||21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|State electorate(s)||Waterford, Woodridge|
Slacks Creek is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Much of the suburbs eastern edge is aligned with the Pacific Motorway. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 10,435.
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.
Like a number of other Logan City suburbs Slacks Creek was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.
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.
Mabel Park State School is located on Borman Street, adjacent to the Mabel Park Junior Campus.
- Singer and songwriter Darren Hayes who rose to fame in the late 90s as the lead vocalist for Savage Garden.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Slacks Creek, Queensland (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- IKEA Logan moves to Slacks Creek. IKEA moves to Slacks Creek.
- Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
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