Booroobin

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Booroobin
Queensland
Booroobin Sunshine Coast Australia (136854469).jpeg
Booroobin
Booroobin is located in Queensland
Booroobin
Booroobin
Coordinates26°49′19″S 152°46′33″E / 26.8219°S 152.7758°E / -26.8219; 152.7758 (Booroobin (locality))Coordinates: 26°49′19″S 152°46′33″E / 26.8219°S 152.7758°E / -26.8219; 152.7758 (Booroobin (locality))
Population260 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density7.90/km2 (20.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4552
Area32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Booroobin:
Conondale Wootha Peachester
Conondale
Bellthorpe
Booroobin Peachester
Bellthorpe Cedarton Commissioners Flat

Booroobin is a locality split between the Moreton Bay Region and the Sunshine Coast Region in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census Booroobin had a population of 260 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Booroobin is the source of the Stanley River and the Mary River. A section of Bellthorpe National Park is in the south east of the locality.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The original of the name Booroobin may be from the Kabi word booroothabbin, meaning Forest Oak tree, or another Indigenous word meaning scrub possum.[2][3]

Booroobin State School opened on 8 October 1919 and closed in August 1953.[4]

The Booroobin Sudbury School opened on 1996 and closed on 4 December 2003.[4]

In the 2016 census Booroobin had a population of 260 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Booroobin recorded a population of 292 people, 44.2% female and 55.8% male.[5] The median age of the Booroobin population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 73.9% of people living in Booroobin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.1%, New Zealand 3.7%, Finland 1.4%, Lebanon 1%, Hungary 1%. 90.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.4% Hungarian, 1% Croatian, 1% Italian.[5]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Booroobin. The nearest government primary schools are Maleny State School in Maleny to the north-east, Peachester State School in neighbouring Peachester to the east, and Conondale State School in neighbouring Conondale to the north-west. The nearest government secondary school is Maleny State High School in Maleny.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Policeman Spur Environmental Reserve is a nature reserve established to protect koalas (26°48′01″S 152°46′54″E / 26.8002°S 152.7817°E / -26.8002; 152.7817 (Policeman Spur Environmental Reserve)).[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Booroobin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booroobin – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45484)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Booroobin – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48537)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Booroobin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Council dedicates 15 reserves to protect koalas". Sunshine Coast Council. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Booroobin". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.