Doolandella was declared as an official suburb in 1976. The name Doolandella, or Dulandella as expressed by Aboriginal Australians, is a Yuggera Yugarabul word referring to the Geebung tree, a broad leaved shrub with yellow fruit which grows in the area.
In 2004, a total of 70 houses with a population of 255 was recorded in the suburb.
In the 2011 census, Doolandella recorded a population of 3,105 people, 49% female and 51% male.
The median age of the Doolandella population was 30 years of age, 7 years below the Australian median.
55.6% of people living in Doolandella were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 11.9%, New Zealand 5.6%, India 2.9%, England 2.1%, Fiji 1.7%.
53.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 19.5% Vietnamese, 2.7% Samoan, 2.3% Hindi, 2.1% Mandarin, 1.9% Spanish.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Doolandella (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Forest Lake Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Doolandella - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 46544)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
- Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 78.
Media related to Doolandella, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons