Doolandella, Queensland

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Doolandella
Brisbane,  Queensland
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Doolandella
Coordinates 27°36′46″S152°59′11″E / 27.6127°S 152.9863°E / -27.6127; 152.9863 Coordinates: 27°36′46″S152°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 zone AEST (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]

Suburbs and localities are the names of geographic subdivisions in Australia, used mainly for address purposes. The term locality is used in rural areas, while the term suburb is used in urban areas. Australian postcodes closely align with the boundaries of localities and suburbs.

City of Brisbane Local government area in Queensland, Australia

The City of Brisbane is a local government area that has jurisdiction over the inner portion of the metropolitan area of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is located in the county of Stanley and is the largest city followed by Ipswich with bounds in part of the county. Unlike LGAs in the other mainland state capitals, which are generally responsible only for the central business districts and inner neighbourhoods of those cities, the City of Brisbane administers a significant portion of the Brisbane metropolitan area, serving almost half of the population of the Brisbane Greater Capital City Statistical Area. As such, it has a larger population than any other local government area in Australia. The City of Brisbane was the first Australian LGA to reach a population of more than one million. Its population is roughly equivalent to the populations of Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory combined. In 2016–2017, the council administers a budget of over $3 billion, by far the largest budget of any LGA in Australia.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Geography

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]

Brisbane central business district Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Brisbane central business district (CBD), officially gazetted as the suburb of Brisbane City and colloquially referred to as 'the city', is the heart of the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bounded by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The CBD is bounded to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley. To the west the CBD is bounded by Petrie Terrace, which in 2010 was reinstated as a suburb.

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

Ipswich Motorway motorway in Queensland

The M7 runs from the junction of Ipswich Road and Granard Road to the M2 Logan Motorway interchange. It is then signed M2 until the junction of the Warrego Highway and the Cunningham Highway between Brisbane and Ipswich in South East Queensland, Australia.

Logan Motorway motorway in Brisbane

The M2/M6 Logan Motorway is a 30-kilometre toll road between Ipswich and the M1 or Pacific Motorway at Loganholme, and the Gateway Motorway, providing access to the Gold Coast on the eastern seaboard and to the rural areas of the Darling Downs to the west. The M6 portion runs from the Pacific Motorway to the junction with the Gateway extension where it then becomes the M2

History

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]

Aboriginal Australians Term used to refer to some groups of Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal Australians are the various indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and often the Tiwi Islands. This group contains many distinct peoples that have developed across Australia for over 50,000 years. These peoples have a broadly shared, though complex, genetic history, but it is only in the last two hundred years that they have been defined and started to self identify as a single group. The definition of the term "Aboriginal" has changed over time and place, with the importance of family lineage, self identification and community acceptance all being of varying importance. In the past, Aboriginal Australians lived over large sections of the continental shelf and were isolated on many of the smaller offshore islands when the land was inundated at the start of the inter-glacial. However, they are considered distinct from the Torres Strait Islander people, despite extensive cultural exchange.

<i>Persoonia cornifolia</i> species of plant

Persoonia cornifolia is a plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a shrub with elliptic to egg-shaped leaves and hairy yellow flowers, and grows in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland.

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

Demographics

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

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]

Inala, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Inala is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Durack, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Durack is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of the CBD. The suburb had a population of 6,177 at the 2011 Census.

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".

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Doolandella (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  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. 1 2 3 "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. 1 2 Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 78.

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