Currumbin Waters, Queensland

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Currumbin Waters
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Currumbin Creek canals in Currumbin Waters, Queensland.jpg
Currumbin Creek canals, 2015
Currumbin Waters is located in Queensland
Currumbin Waters
Currumbin Waters
Coordinates28°09′27″S 153°28′07″E / 28.1574°S 153.4685°E / -28.1574; 153.4685Coordinates: 28°09′27″S 153°28′07″E / 28.1574°S 153.4685°E / -28.1574; 153.4685
Population9,121 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density921/km2 (2,386/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4223
Area9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Currumbin
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Currumbin Waters:
Elanora Elanora Palm Beach
Currumbin
Elanora Currumbin Waters Tugun
Currumbin Valley Cobaki Lakes (NSW) Cobaki Lakes (NSW)

Currumbin Waters is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] It borders New South Wales.[3] In the 2016 census, Currumbin Waters had a population of 9,121 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Currumbin Waters is bounded to the south by the Queensland border with New South Wales, to the east by the Pacific Motorway, to the north by Guiness Creek Road, and to the west by Simpsons Road and Piggabeen Road.[4]

Currumbin Creek flows through the suburb from the south-west (Currumbin Valley) towards the north (Palm Beach and Currumbin) where it enters the Coral Sea.[4]

Currumbin Waters has a variety of land uses. North of the creek is residential. South of the creek there is an industrial estate in the north-east of the suburb (28°08′48″S 153°28′16″E / 28.1468°S 153.4711°E / -28.1468; 153.4711 (Currumbin Waters industrial estate)). There is a residential canal estate in the centre of the suburb (28°09′10″S 153°27′57″E / 28.1528°S 153.4657°E / -28.1528; 153.4657 (Currumbin Waters canal estate)) with normal residential use in the east. In the south-east of the locality the land is used for farming, mostly grazing on native vegetation (28°10′02″S 153°27′27″E / 28.1672°S 153.4576°E / -28.1672; 153.4576 (Currumbin Waters farmland)).[4]

History[edit]

The name Currumbin Waters was originally a real estate development name. The name Currumbin is from the Bundjalung language (Ngaraangbal dialect), which means either high or high trees or may be a corruption of kurrohmin meaning kangaroo.[2]

Coolangatta Special School opened on 1 January 1979 in Coolangatta. On 1 July 2006 the school was relocated to Currumbin Waters and renamed Currumbin Community Special School.[5][6]

St Augustine's Catholic School was established in 1926 by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coolangatta. From 1950 the school was operated by Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. On 27 January 1987 the school relocated to a new site in Currumbin Waters. In 1992 the sisters ended their association with the school which is now under lay administration.[7][8]

In the 2011 census Currumbin Waters had a population of 8,883.[9]

In the 2016 census, Currumbin Waters had a population of 9,121 people.[1]

Education[edit]

St Augustine's Parish Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Galleon Way (28°09′01″S 153°27′34″E / 28.1502°S 153.4594°E / -28.1502; 153.4594 (St Augustine's Parish Primary School)).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 463 students with 32 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).[12]

Currumbin Community Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 5 Hammersford Drive (28°09′07″S 153°28′21″E / 28.1519°S 153.4725°E / -28.1519; 153.4725 (Currumbin Community Special School)).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 87 students with 31 teachers (24 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[12]

Demographics[edit]

Border Drive, 2013

In the 2011 census, Currumbin Waters recorded a population of 8,883 people, 51.8% female and 48.2% male.[9] The median age of the Currumbin Waters population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37. 76.7% of people living in Currumbin Waters were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.3%, New Zealand 4.8%, Germany 0.7%, Scotland 0.6%, South Africa 0.5%. 91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% Italian.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Currumbin Waters (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Currumbin Waters - suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46045)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "History". Currumbin Community Special School. 18 June 2019. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Our History". St Augustine's Parish Primary School, Currumbin Waters. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Currumbin Waters (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "St Augustine's Parish Primary School". Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Currumbin Community Special School". Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links[edit]

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