Willawong, Queensland

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Willawong
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 192 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 4110
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Willawong:
Inala Archerfield Acacia Ridge
Durack Willawong Algester
Doolandella Pallara Algester

Willawong is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south of the CBD. The Places Name Board gave the official name to the suburb in 1970.[2] This suburb has one of the Brisbane Transport bus depots located within the suburb.

Willawong is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘the junction of two creeks’. The suburb's boundary is mostly defined by the course of the two creeks, Oxley Creek and Blunder Creek.[2] The Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor is aligned along the eastern edge of the suburb.

Willawong once contained a toxic waste dump, which was closed in 1998.[3]

During the 1974 Brisbane flood most of the suburb was inundated.[2] In 1983, local residents in Willawong and nearby suburbs began a campaign to stop sand-mining in the area.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Willawong is 192, 45.8% female and 54.2% male.

The median/average age of the Willawong population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.

59.8% of people living in Willawong were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Taiwan 9.3%, Vietnam 5.2%, England 4.6%, Indonesia 2.6%, New Zealand 2.6%.

62.1% of people speak English as their first language 11.8% Vietnamese, 7.7% Mandarin, 1.5% Urdu, 1.5% Dutch, 1.5% Greek.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Willawong (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 226–229. 
  3. ^ John McCarthy (16 October 2007). 6000 houses near Willawong toxic dump. The Courier-Mail. News Queensland. Retrieved 2 July 2012.

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Coordinates: 27°36′S 153°00′E / 27.600°S 153.000°E / -27.600; 153.000