|Population||7,176 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,420/km2 (8,850/sq mi)|
|Area||2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
(Toowong Ward; Walter Taylor Ward)
Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology because of its proximity to the universities and to Brisbane city.
In the 2011 Census the population of Taringa is 7,176, 50.4% female and 49.6% male. The median/average age of the Taringa population is 29 years of age, 8 years below the Australian average. 63.8% of people living in Taringa were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 3.8%, China 3%, New Zealand 2.4%, Malaysia 2.1%, India 2%. 75.9% of people speak English as their first language 3.6% Mandarin, 1.6% Cantonese, 1.3% Malay, 1.1% Spanish, 0.9% Persian (excluding Dari).
Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.
The suburb name 'Taringa' is a combination of two Aboriginal words: tarau (stones) and nga (made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones".
The Lionel Brand of Worcestershire sauce was manufactured in Taringa.
Taringa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 103 Stanley Terrace: Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat
- 209 Indooroopilly Road: Fulton Residence
By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.
- Gwen Harwood, an Australian poet, was born in Taringa.
- Clement Lindley Wragge, a meteorologist, lived in Taringa in a house named Capemba in the 1890s.
- Richard Gailey, Irish-Australian architect after whom Gailey Road, Taringa is named.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taringa". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- "Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat (entry 15113)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Fulton Residence (entry 16307)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
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