Shire of Albert

The Shire of Albert was a local government area in Queensland, located south of the capital, Brisbane, and taking in areas to the north and west of the Gold Coast. It was named after the Prince Consort of the United Kingdom, and husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert. When created in 1948, it was primarily a rural area, but its growth started in earnest in the late 1960s with the development of Logan on Brisbane's southern frontier. After the separate creation of Logan as a shire (later City) in 1978, Albert lost most of its population and became more centred upon the Gold Coast, which experienced a massive period of growth from then until the Shire's amalgamation with Gold Coast City in 1995.

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Shire Of Albert - Population
... The population of the Albert region is only offered from the 1947 census onwards ... km2) and a population of 7,261 (a difference of 1,307 people) for the Shire of Albert. 72,062 19.67 Following the 1976 census, most of Albert's population were transferred to the new Logan local government area ...