Pallara, Queensland

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Pallara
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 615 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1971
Postcode(s) 4110
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Pallara:
Doolandella Willawong Algester
Forest Lake Pallara Algester
Heathwood Larapinta Parkinson

Pallara is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the CBD. The name means "flat land" and is derived from a non-local Aboriginal word spelt with one "l".[2]

The suburb is relatively undeveloped with electricity supply only reaching Pallara in 1961.

In 1997, the Pallara Parklands were opened on a remediated dump.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Pallara was 615, 48.8% female and 51.2% male.

The median age of the Pallara population was 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian median.

68.2% of people living in Pallara were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 7%, Taiwan 4.9%, England 3.6%, Korea, Republic of 1.5%, China 1.1%.

69.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 11.1% Vietnamese, 7.3% Mandarin, 1.8% Korean, 1.8% Hindi, 1.5% Cantonese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pallara (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 159–163. 

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Coordinates: 27°37′S 153°01′E / 27.617°S 153.017°E / -27.617; 153.017