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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Inala is 15,271, with a population density of 25.82 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Inala is bounded by Eugenia Street, Freeman Road, Kimberley Street and Boundary Road in the north, Rudd Street, Rosemary Street, Serviceton Avenue, Sycamore Street, Inala Avenue and Blunder Road in the east, Lorikeet Street and Boss Road in the south, and Archerfield Road, Frederick Cookman Place and Buddleia Street in the west.

Name origin

Inala is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "resting time "or "night time". It was originally known as Boylands Pocket.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for sheep grazing. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, aided by public housing construction in the 1950s. The population declined during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Inala is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Inala Town Centre, Elizabeth Bruce Playground, Frederick Cookman Place, Hock Davis Park, Hooper Park, Len Waters Park, Sherrington Park, Bremer Institute of TAFE (Inala Campus) and a number of schools.