Taringa, Queensland

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Taringa
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 7,176 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,420/km2 (8,850/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4068
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)
State electorate(s) Indooroopilly
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Taringa:
Mount Coot-tha Toowong West End
Mount Coot-tha Taringa St Lucia
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Indooroopilly

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.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Taringa is 7,176, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[1] 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).[1]

Geography[edit]

Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

Taringa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Community groups[edit]

The Taringa Scout Den is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate training facility and for Yoga.

Sport[edit]

Taringa is the home of the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club, who play in the Brisbane Premier League.

Transport[edit]

Moggill Road in Taringa

By Train, Taringa Station is part of the Citytrain network, on the Ipswich railway line providing travel to the Brisbane CBD and Ipswich

By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.

By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taringa". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-pa-HTTP%253A%252F%252FHDL.HANDLE.NET%252F10462%252FDERIV%252F1828
  3. ^ "Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat (entry 15113)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Fulton Residence (entry 16307)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°29′47″S 152°58′45″E / 27.4965°S 152.9792°E / -27.4965; 152.9792