Durack, Queensland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Durack
BrisbaneQueensland
Durack, Queensland.JPG
Blunder Road
Population 6,177 (2011 Census)[1]
Established 1991
Postcode(s) 4077
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Inala
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Durack:
Inala Oxley Willawong
Inala Durack Willawong
Inala Doolandella Pallara

Durack is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of the CBD. The suburb had a population of 6,177 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Durack is named after Michael Durack, one of the original landholders of the area. It was given this name in 1976 from a naming competition in a local newspaper.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Durack is 6,177, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.

The median/average age of the Durack population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.

54.6% of people living in Durack were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Vietnam 14.3%, New Zealand 3.9%, England 3.2%, Samoa 1.5%, Philippines 1.4%.

54.4% of people speak English as their first language 23.2% Vietnamese, 3.1% Samoan, 1.3% Arabic, 0.9% Tagalog, 0.9% Spanish.

Education[edit]

The suburb is home to a number of education facilities. Inala State School was opened in 1955 and is located in Durack, not Inala.[2] Durack Primary School was prior to 2001 known as Serviceton State School. Glenala High School was formally known as Inala State High School. Australian International Islamic College opened in 2002.

Transport[edit]

The suburb is linked to Salisbury railway station and the Brisbane CBD by bus route 110. The suburb is also linked to Richlands railway station by bus route 466.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Durack (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 90. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°35′S 152°59′E / 27.583°S 152.983°E / -27.583; 152.983