Pallara, Queensland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Population511 (2016 census)[1]
Location19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Moorooka Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Algester
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Pallara:
Doolandella Willawong Algester
Forest Lake Pallara Algester
Heathwood Larapinta Parkinson

Pallara is an outer southern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Pallara is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the Brisbane CBD.


The name Pallara means flat land and is derived from a non-local Aboriginal word spelt with only one "l".[3]

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

In 1997, the Pallara Parklands were opened on a remediated dump.[3]


In the 2016 census, the population of Pallara was 511, 49.3% female and 50.7% male. The median age of the Pallara population was 48 years of age, 10 years above the Australian median. 69.2% of people living in Pallara were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%. 69.3% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 27.7% and Catholic 20.3%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pallara (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Moorooka Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 159–163.

External links[edit]

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