Richlands, Queensland

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Richlands
BrisbaneQueensland
Richlands.JPG
Orchard Road, Richlands
Population 2,076 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1975
Postcode(s) 4077
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Inala
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Richlands:
Wacol Darra Inala
Wacol Richlands Inala
Carole Park Ellen Grove Forest Lake

Richlands is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-west of the CBD. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,076.[1]

The suburb features the cross over of the Ipswich Motorway (M7) and Centenary Motorway (M5), and is home to Queensland Lions Football Club who play in the Brisbane Premier League.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Richlands is 2,076, 51.4% female and 48.6% male.

The median/average age of the Richlands population is 29 years of age, 8 years below the Australian average.

52.8% of people living in Richlands were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Vietnam 10.3%, New Zealand 8.9%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, India 1.9%.

54.8% of people speak English as their first language 17.2% Vietnamese, 3.8% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 1.7% Italian, 1.1% Spanish.

History[edit]

In 1934, Richlands State School was opened with one teacher.[2] At the same time, a small sub-division was named Richland Estate, which is most probably the origin of the suburb's name. It was part of the larger suburb called Darra until it officially became a suburb in 1975.[2]

Early industries in the suburb were dairy and poultry farming, honey production and table grape growing.[2]

The suburb is home to a number of recreational clubs including the Brisbane West Tennis Centre which opened in the early 1980s, Richlands Tenpin Bowl which opened in 1991 and the Darra Oxley Pony Club.[2]

The Richlands Drive-in theatre opened in the late 1970s, closing in December 2000 making it the last to be operating in Brisbane.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Richlands (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 174–190. 

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Coordinates: 27°34′S 152°56′E / 27.567°S 152.933°E / -27.567; 152.933