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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Banyo is 5,795, with a population density of 11.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Banyo is bounded by Nundah Creek and the Shorncliffe railway line in the north, Red Hill Road, Earnshaw Road and the Nudgee Waterhole Reserve in the east, the Gateway Motorway, Raubers Road and Nudgee Road in the south, and Crockford Street, Earnshaw Road, Blinzinger Road and a line running continuous of Blinzinger Road in the west.

Name origin

Banyo is named from an Aboriginal word thought to mean "small hill or ridge".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for fruit and vegetable growing. Growth took place in the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway station. Significant residential and industrial development took place in the post-war years, with growth particularly from the 1970s. The population and dwelling stock have been relatively stable since the mid 1990s.

Land use

Banyo is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Virginia Golf Club, Motocross Circuit, Banyo Memorial Park, Australian Catholic University and a number of schools.