It consists predominantly of acreage blocks although recent developments have seen suburbia encroach on the otherwise serene suburb.
As the name suggests, the area was originally scrub land. The origin of the name is less clear. It has been attributed to early German settlers, Carl Wilhelm Bahr and his son, Wilhelm Bahr. The earliest references to the location call it Jimmybark Scrub and the nearby hill Bark Hill (now Bahrs Hill), so the current names may be a corruption of these.
Windaroo Valley State High School opened on 1 January 1994.
In the 2011 census, Bahrs Scrub recorded a population of 1,512 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male. The median age of the Bahrs Scrub population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 73.9% of people living in Bahrs Scrub were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.3%, England 5.1%, South Africa 1.1%, Netherlands 1%, Zimbabwe 0.7%. 88.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Russian, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% Mandarin.
Top Bahrs Scrub Issues
- Public Transport
- Community Gardens
- Community Services