Shailer Park (4128)
Located 27 km to Brisbane’s south and positioned on the hilly country between the Pacific Motorway and bushland north, Shailer Park (4128) is a middle-class residential area named for the Shailers who farmed first cotton and sugar, then citrus fruit in the area in the mid-1860s. Francis Shailer was also a teacher at the first school and later involved in local government. His grandson, Glen Shailer was also elected to the local shire council in 1961, serving until 1985, then becoming Mayor of Logan City for one term in 1982.
Shailer Park has been designated by the Queensland Government as a major centre for employment, entertainment, and leisure in southeast Queensland. The Logan Hyperdome, opened in 1989 on the site of a closed water park, is a large regional shopping centre with links to commercial and community facilities including a major bus-rail interchange so that Shailer Park has easy access to Brisbane, Logan, Beenleigh, and surrounding suburbs.
In 2011, 11300 people lived in Shailer Park, their average age is 36 years. Most residents were Anglo-Australian, although a minority were from South Africa. English was the primary language spoken at home.