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Boyland
Queensland
Paddocks at Boyland.jpg
View northwards from Boyland Road, 2014
Boyland is located in Queensland
Boyland
Boyland
Coordinates 27°56′21″S 153°07′48″E / 27.9391°S 153.13°E / -27.9391; 153.13 (Boyland (centre of locality))
Population 823 (2016 census)
 • Density 19.74/km2 (51.1/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4275
Area 41.7 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Boyland:
Mundoolun Tamborine Tamborine Mountain
Birnam Boyland Tamborine Mountain
Tabragalba Biddaddaba Wonglepong

Boyland is a rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Boyland had a population of 823 people.

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.

Education

There are no schools in Boyland. The nearest government primary schools are Canungra State School in Canungra to the south and Beaudesert State School in Beaudesert to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Beaudesert State High School in Beaudesert, Yarrabilba State Secondary College in Yarrabilba to the north, and Tamborine Mountain State High School in neighbouring Tamborine Mountain to the east.

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