Doolandella, Queensland

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Doolandella
BrisbaneQueensland
Doolandella, Queensland.JPG
Rockfield Street
Population 3,105 (2011 Census)[1]
Established 1976
Postcode(s) 4077
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Doolandella:
Inala Durack Willawong
Forest Lake Doolandella Pallara
Forest Lake Pallara Pallara

Doolandella is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of the Brisbane central business district. It was declared as an official suburb in 1976.[2] The name Doolandella, or Dulandella as expressed by Aborigines, refers to the Geebung tree, a broad leaved shrub with yellow fruit which grows in the area.[2]

In 2004, a total of 70 houses with a population of 255 was recorded in the suburb. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 3,105 with the number of occupied dwellings rising significantly to 934.[1]

The suburb has good access to the Ipswich Motorway via Blunder Road as well as the Logan Motorway to the south.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Doolandella is 3,105, 49% female and 51% male.

The median/average age of the Doolandella population is 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian average.

55.6% of people living in Doolandella were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Vietnam 11.9%, New Zealand 5.6%, India 2.9%, England 2.1%, Fiji 1.7%.

53.3% of people speak English as their first language 19.5% Vietnamese, 2.7% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 2.1% Mandarin, 1.9% Spanish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Doolandella (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 78. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Doolandella, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°59′E / 27.617°S 152.983°E / -27.617; 152.983