Taigum, Queensland

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Taigum
BrisbaneQueensland
Taigum is located in Queensland
Taigum
Taigum
Coordinates 27°21′00″S 153°03′00″E / 27.35000°S 153.05000°E / -27.35000; 153.05000Coordinates: 27°21′00″S 153°03′00″E / 27.35000°S 153.05000°E / -27.35000; 153.05000
Population 5,619 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4018
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Sandgate
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Taigum:
Fitzgibbon Bracken Ridge Deagon
Carseldine Taigum Boondall
Zillmere Geebung Virginia

Taigum (formerly Tighgum) /t.ɡəm/TY-gəm is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.[2] It is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of the CBD. The suburb contains a Centro shopping centre, which opened in 1982.[3]

History[edit]

The Tighgum (now known as Taigum) area was first developed around 1853, as part of a subdivision of the Nundah Division. In 1891, it was suggested, unsuccessfully, by the board that the name be changed to "Tyghum Divisional Board" and Tighgum Creek was also the original and alternate name in brackets for Cabbage tree Creek.[4]

Aboriginal History[edit]

Tighgum/Taigan/Taigum is from Yuggera, Turrbal dialect indicating Lawyer Cane/Lawyer Vine(Calamus muelleri) which grew in the area and was used to make baskets.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Name[edit]

There has always been confusion over the pronunciation of the name but the ai says i.[13][14]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Taigum was 5,619, 53.7% female and 46.3% male.[1]

The median/average age of the Taigum population was 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian average.[1]

65.9% of people living in Taigum were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.2%, Philippines 3.8%, England 3.7%, India 3.2%, Fiji 1.2%.[1]

78.1% of people speak English as their first language 2.1% Tagalog, 1.5% Punjabi, 1.2% Filipino, 1.1% Hindi, 1.1% Italian.[1]

Over 38% of households in this area are couples with children, 40% are of couples without children and 18% are single parent households. Over 61% of residential developments are houses and another 25% are townhouses.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taigum". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Taigum (entry 41705)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Taigum Square - Federation Centres, retrieved 10 December 2014 
  4. ^ a b Brisbane History Group (1990), Brisbane : local, oral and placename history, Brisbane History Group, p. 86, retrieved 4 December 2014 
  5. ^ Patrick O'Shea (July 2003), St Flannan’s Zillmere, Chermside and District Historical Society, p. 7, retrieved 10 December 2014 
  6. ^ Patrick O'Shea (December 2008), Volume 11 No. 5 NEWSLETTER Oct -Nov 2008 - Chermside, Chermside and District Historical Society Inc., p. 3, retrieved 10 December 2014 
  7. ^ Calamus muelleri: Lawyer Cane: Map & analyse records, retrieved 13 December 2014 
  8. ^ Calamus muelleri: Lawyer Cane: Names, retrieved 13 December 2014 
  9. ^ ABC3 Go Lingo!, retrieved 21 December 2014 
  10. ^ F.J. Watson (1944), Vocabularies of Four Representative Tribes of South Eastern Queensland, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p. 68, retrieved 13 December 2014 
  11. ^ F.J. Watson (1944), Vocabularies of Four Representative Tribes of South Eastern Queensland, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p. 75, retrieved 13 December 2014 
  12. ^ Calamus muelleri (ARECACEAE) Lawyer vine, Wait-a-while, Save Our Water Ways Now, retrieved 20 December 2014 
  13. ^ Video: Stuff Brisbane people say, retrieved 10 December 2014 
  14. ^ F.J. Watson (1944), Vocabularies of Four Representative Tribes of South Eastern Queensland, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p. 8, retrieved 10 December 2014 

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