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Stockleigh

Stockleigh

Stockleigh is a locality of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Stockleigh had a population of 695 people.

Geography

Stockleigh is a low density semi-rural locality with larger acreage blocks. Stockleigh has an environmental park and a small housing estate in the east, near Logan Village.

History

When pioneer Will Elworthy settled in the district in 1863 the area to be known as Stockleigh was named after his birthplace in Devon, England.

When farmers turned to intensive dairying, milk and cream could be transported to the Kingston dairy factory via the Maclean Bridge over the Logan River immediately west of Stockleigh.

The Stockleigh Provisional primary school opened in 1873. It became Stockleigh State School in 1909. It occupied a succession of school buildings until the school closed in 1935.

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Stockleigh became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Demographics

n the 2011 census, Stockleigh recorded a population of 695 people, 48.8% female and 51.2% male.

The median age of the Stockleigh population was 40 years, 3 years above the national median of 37.

77% of people living in Stockleigh were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.7%, Germany 1.9%, Ireland 0.9%, China 0.4%.

89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.3% German, 1% Hmong, 0.6% Urdu, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.4% Dutch.

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