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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Richlands is 3,366, with a population density of 6.75 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Richlands is bounded by Boundary Road in the north, Kimberley Street, Freeman Road, Eugenia Street, Buddleia Street and Frederick Cookman Place in the east, Archerfield Road and Government Road in the south, and Clendon Street, Progress Road, Teraba Street, Bukulla Street and Bullock Head Creek in the west.

Name origin

Richlands was named to describe the area in the 1920s, when it was a fertile flower and vegetable growing area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population has been relatively stable since the mid 1990s.

Land use

Richlands is a predominantly industrial area, with some small residential areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include C. J. Greenfield Park and one school.