Richlands, Queensland facts for kids
Orchard Road, Richlands
|Location:||16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA:||City of Brisbane
(Forest Lake Ward)
|State District:||Electoral district of Inala|
|Federal Division:||Division of Oxley|
The suburb features the cross over of the Ipswich Motorway (M7) and Centenary Motorway (M5), and is home to Queensland Lions Football Club who play in the Brisbane Premier League.
In the 2011 Census, Queensland the population of Richlands was 2,076, 51.4% female and 48.6% male.
The median age of the Richlands population was 29 years, 8 years below the Australian median.
52.8% of people living in Richlands were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 10.3%, New Zealand 8.9%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.2%, India 1.9%.
54.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 17.2% Vietnamese, 3.8% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 1.7% Italian, 1.1% Spanish.
In 1934, Richlands State School was opened with one teacher. At the same time, a small sub-division was named Richland Estate, which is most probably the origin of the suburb's name. It was part of the larger suburb called Darra until it officially became a suburb in 1975.
Early industries in the suburb were dairy and poultry farming, honey production and table grape growing.
The suburb is home to a number of recreational clubs including the Brisbane West Tennis Centre which opened in the early 1980s, Richlands Tenpin Bowl which opened in 1991 and the Darra Oxley Pony Club.
The Richlands Drive-in theatre opened in the late 1970s, closing in December 2000 making it the last to be operating in Brisbane.
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