Boondall

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Boondall is formerly known as ‘Cabbage Tree Creek’ because it is famous for the creek that flows through the area.  This suburb is approximately 15 kilometres north of Brisbane.  Its boundaries include the suburbs of Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe on the north side; Nudgee on the east; Banyo, Geebung and Virginia on its south; and Taigum and Zillmere on the western side.

The suburb of Boondall is famous for the 700 hectares of wetlands found in its area.  It is a residential zone, though, where it is home to a mix of families (young and established) as well as retirees.  Its name was taken from the Aboriginal word which means ‘crooked creek’.  

Demographics

Population: The census conducted in the year 2011 for the suburb of Boondall showed a total population of 8,748 residents.  When divided according to gender, females make up the 48.3% while the males make up the 51.7%.  The population’s median age during that time is 36 years old – about a year below of the average Australian.  

Lifestyles and People:

  • Older Couples & Families – 20.2%
  • Established Couples & Families 17.1%
  • Maturing Couples & Families 11.3%
  • Independent Youth 11.1%
  • Maturing & Established Independence 9.9%

Income ($/weekly): Boondall’s median household income of an individual is about $592 weekly.  The median household income in a week, on the other hand totals to $1,370.  

Employment Profile: Those who are employed in Boondall (with ages over 15 and identified as part of the labour force) are divided into full-time and part-time workers.  There are 60.8% who belong to full-time workers while about 28.0% are working on a part time basis.  The unemployment rate of Boondall is 5.4%.

Transport:

  • Train – The Boondall railway station is found in the Shorncliffe in Queensland.  Together with the North Boondall Station, residents and visitors can avail of regular services by means of these two stations making public commute in the area of Boondall rather convenient.
  • Others – Still several residents of the suburb of Boondall opt to using their own private vehicles around the area because it proves to be a whole lot convenient.  Traffic is only evident during the peak hours as after all the same is true in most suburbs.  

Schools

Education in Boondall is with easy access to.  Their local school is the Boondall State School.  This educational institution has received awards for the programs they have been efficiently offering for years now – including the ELF Literacy Program.  Residents can also opt to send their kids to the St. Joseph’s College which was originally within the boundaries of the suburb of Nudgee.  One can easily access it in the southern part of Boondall.

Clubs and Sports

Boondall is actually home to the Ice World Boondall.  This is where the famous Brisbane Blue Tongues of the AIHL (Australian Ice Hockey League) used to be found playing back in the days however only relocated to Gold Coast.