The suburb of Banyo is part of the list of northern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, Queensland. There is easy access to most anything especially in terms of local transport which makes rather attractive to industries. So if you happen to be around Banyo you are likely to note that it is a mix of residential and industrial setting.
Banyo comes rich in its local history. Actually this is true with both this suburb and its neighbour, Nudgee. These two are not only equally rich in local history but also comes intertwined in several areas. A good example would be the preservation of the Boondall Wetlands bordered by Nudgee and the preservation of an Aboriginal Bora ring as well. Banyo is in the federal electorate of Lilley.
As per the census conducted back in 2011, Banyo comes with a total population of 5,607 residents. When divided according to gender, it results to 49.6% females and 50.4% males. This suburb has a median age of 36 years old, a year below the average Australian.
- Income ($/weekly): A regular individual living in the suburb of Banyo comes with a median total income of $647 per week. Its average household, on the other hand has a median income of $1,395 each week.
- Employment: The unemployment rate in Banyo in 2011 is about 6.1%. About 62.1% of those working have full time jobs, while the other 25.8% have part time employment.
- Lifestyles and People (top 5): Results of the lifestyle trend in Banyo are as follows: Older Couples & Families – 17.7%; Established Couples & Families – 15.7%; Maturing Couples & Families – 12.5%; Maturing & Established Independence – 11.4%; Older Independence – 10.8%
Local transport in Banyo is the least of the concerns of its residents where students can avail of free bus rides with route going from the Australian Catholic University going to Toombul via the Northgate Railway Station. Also, another one runs between the Westfield Chermside and the university. 306 bus service going to the Cultural Centre via Fortitude Valley is also accessible. And because of the existence of the Banyo railway station, there is also easy access to regular Queensland Rail City network services. Even cycling enthusiasts will fancy rides around the suburb because of its many bike paths in the Boondall wetlands East-bound and Chermide West-bound.
Catholic schools around Banyo is highly dominant with the list including St. Joseph’s Nudgee College, St. Rita’s College and St. Pius. Each one comes categorized according to the age and level of education suitable for students of all types. There is a private school for boys, a private school for girls and a primary school with educational offering from Prep up to Year Six. There is also the Earnshaw State College. This may be an Independent Public School but is surely a thriving P-12 educational institution.
The Brisbane airport is but a 10-minute drive for you if you happen to live in the suburb of Banyo. This particular suburb is also with a commercial centre, one you will easily find as it surrounds Banyo railway station.
Another big pride of Banyo is the famous Virginia Golf Club located at Elliot Road. Here you will find a 27-hole golf course and its Clubhouse. This may be considered an institution as it is one of the oldest in Queensland.