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Boyland
Queensland
Paddocks at Boyland.jpg
View northwards from Boyland Road, 2014
Population 715 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4275
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Boyland:
Mundoolun Tamborine Tamborine Mountain
Birnan Boyland Tamborine Mountain
Tabragalba Wonglepong Tamborine Mountain

Boyland is a locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the locality recorded a population of 715.

Boyland's western extent is defined by the Albert River. In the east the slopes of Tamborine Mountain rise sharply to elevations greater than 500 m.

History

The area is named after the railway station which is in turn named after George Boyland, the chairman of Tamborine Shire Council from 1907 to 1908 and supporter of the Canungra branch railway.

Boyland Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1915) and closed in 1945.

There was a station at Boyland along the Canungra railway line, which operated from 1915 to 1955.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Boyland recorded a population of 715 people, 52.4% female and 47.6% male. The median age of the Boyland population was 38 years, compared to the national median age of 37. 78.9% of people living in Boyland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.4%, England 5.6%, Guam 1%, Germany 0.8%, Netherlands 0.6%. 95.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Italian, 0.6% German, 0.6% Czech.

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