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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.HistoryLike a number of other Logan City suburbs Slacks Creek was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.DemographicsIn the 2011 Census the population of Slacks Creek is 10,435, 50.7% female and 49.3% male. The median/average age of the Slacks Creek population is 32 years of age, 5 years below the Australian average. 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 speak English as their first language 3% Samoan, 1% Hindi, 0.6% Khmer, 0.6% Arabic, 0.6% Romanian.EducationMabel Park State School is located on Borman Street, adjacent to the Mabel Park Junior Campus.
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