Doolandella, Queensland

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Doolandella
BrisbaneQueensland
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Doolandella is located in Queensland
Doolandella
Doolandella
Coordinates27°36′46″S 152°59′11″E / 27.6127°S 152.9863°E / -27.6127; 152.9863Coordinates: 27°36′46″S 152°59′11″E / 27.6127°S 152.9863°E / -27.6127; 152.9863
Population4,817 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,376/km2 (3,560/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4077
Area3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location21.2 km (13 mi) SW of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Forest Lake Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Inala
Federal Division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Doolandella:
Inala Durack Willawong
Forest Lake Doolandella Pallara
Forest Lake Pallara Pallara

Doolandella is an outer western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Doolandella had a population of 4,817 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Doolandella is 21.2 kilometres (13 mi) south-west of the Brisbane central business district. Blunder Creek forms the eastern and southern boundaries of the suburb.[4]

The suburb has access to the Ipswich Motorway via Blunder Road as well as the Logan Motorway to the south.[4]

History[edit]

Doolandella was declared as an official suburb in 1976.[5] The name Doolandella, or Dulandella as expressed by Aboriginal Australians, is a Yuggera Yugarabul word referring to the Geebung tree, a broad leaved shrub with yellow fruit which grows in the area.[5]

In 2004, a total of 70 houses with a population of 255 was recorded in the suburb.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Doolandella recorded a population of 3,105 people, 49% female and 51% male.

The median age of the Doolandella population was 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian median.

55.6% of people living in Doolandella were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 11.9%, New Zealand 5.6%, India 2.9%, England 2.1%, Fiji 1.7%.

53.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 19.5% Vietnamese, 2.7% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 2.1% Mandarin, 1.9% Spanish.

Education[edit]

There are no schools within the suburb. There are primary schools in the neighbouring suburbs of Inala, Durack, Pallara, and Forest Lake and secondary schools in Durack and Forest Lake.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Doolandella (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Forest Lake Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Doolandella - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 46544)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ 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]

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