Durack is named after Michael Durack, one of the original landholders of the area. It was given this name in 1976 from a naming competition in a local newspaper.
In the 2011 census, Durack recorded a population of 6,177 people, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.
The median age of the Durack population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian median.
54.6% of people living in Durack were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 14.3%, New Zealand 3.9%, England 3.2%, Samoa 1.5%, Philippines 1.4%.
54.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 23.2% Vietnamese, 3.1% Samoan, 1.3% Arabic, 0.9% Tagalog, 0.9% Spanish.
The suburb is home to a number of education facilities. Inala State School was opened in 1955 and is located in Durack, not Inala. Durack Primary School was prior to 2001 known as Serviceton State School. Glenala High School was formerly known as Inala State High School. Australian International Islamic College opened in 2002.
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- TRANSLink website route information 466