Durack, Queensland

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Durack
BrisbaneQueensland
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Blunder Road
Durack is located in Queensland
Durack
Durack
Coordinates27°35′14″S 152°59′14″E / 27.5872°S 152.9872°E / -27.5872; 152.9872Coordinates: 27°35′14″S 152°59′14″E / 27.5872°S 152.9872°E / -27.5872; 152.9872
Population7,487 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,872/km2 (4,850/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4077
Area4.0 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location17 km (11 mi) SW of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Forest Lake Ward;[2] Moorooka Ward)[3]
State electorate(s)Inala
Federal Division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Durack:
Inala Oxley Willawong
Inala Durack Willawong
Inala Doolandella Willawong

Durack is an outer south-western suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4] In the 2016 census, Durack had a population of 7,487 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Durack is 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD.

History[edit]

Durack is named after Michael Durack, one of the original landholders of the area at Archerfield pastoral station.[4] It was given this name in 1976 from a naming competition in a local newspaper.[5]

Brisbane Muslim School opened in Buranda in 2002. In 2005 the school moved to Durack and was renamed Australian International Islamic College.[6]

Serviceton State School opened on 27 January 1959. On 1 January 2001 it was renamed Durack State School.[6]

Inala State High School opened on 30 January 1962. It closed on 15 December 1995. In January 1996 it was amalgamated with Richlands State High School to form Glenala State High School.[6]

At the 2011 census Durack had a population of 6,177 people.[7]

In the 2016 census, Durack had a population of 7,487 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Durack State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 69 Inala Avenue (27°35′50″S 152°58′54″E / 27.5973°S 152.9818°E / -27.5973; 152.9818 (Durack State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 593 students with 45 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (23 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8][11]

Glenala State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Glenala Road (27°35′10″S 152°58′49″E / 27.5861°S 152.9803°E / -27.5861; 152.9803 (Glenala State High School)).[8][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 790 students with 72 teachers (70 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8][13]

Australian International Islamic College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 724 Blunder Road (27°35′51″S 152°59′16″E / 27.5976°S 152.9877°E / -27.5976; 152.9877 (Australian International Islamic College)).[8][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 613 students with 45 teachers (42 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).[10]

Transport[edit]

The suburb is linked to Salisbury railway station and the Brisbane CBD by bus route 100. The suburb is also linked to Richlands railway station by bus route 466.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Durack recorded a population of 6,177 people, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.

The median age of the Durack population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian median.

54.6% of people living in Durack were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 14.3%, New Zealand 3.9%, England 3.2%, Samoa 1.5%, Philippines 1.4%.

54.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 23.2% Vietnamese, 3.1% Samoan, 1.3% Arabic, 0.9% Tagalog, 0.9% Spanish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Durack (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Forest Lake Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Moorooka Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Durack - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 43376)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 90.
  6. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Durack (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b c d e "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Durack State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Durack SS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Glenala State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Glenala SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Australian International Islamic College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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