Wooloowin, Queensland

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Wooloowin State School, 1914.JPG
Wooloowin State School, 2011
Wooloowin is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°25′S 153°03′E / 27.417°S 153.050°E / -27.417; 153.050Coordinates: 27°25′S 153°03′E / 27.417°S 153.050°E / -27.417; 153.050
Population 5,942 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4030
Area 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Hamilton Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Stafford, Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Wooloowin:
Kedron Kedron Nundah
Gordon Park Wooloowin Clayfield
Lutwyche Albion Clayfield

Wooloowin is an inner-north suburb of Brisbane, Australia located approximately 5–6 km north of the city's central business district. The origin of the suburb's name has been attributed to either the local Indigenous Australian term for a pigeon or the term for a species of fish.[3] It was the home of Brisbane's first Resident Judge, Alfred Lutwyche.

The suburb is serviced by Brisbane City Council buses and contains two train stations, Eagle Junction and Wooloowin. Several Queensland government institutions are located in this suburb, including Kedron State High School and the State of Queensland's State Emergency Services headquarters.


In the 2011 census, Wooloowin had a population of 5,942 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male.[1] The median age of the Wooloowin population is 35 years, two years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.7% of the population. 74.9% of people living in Wooloowin were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 2.4%, Italy 1.1%, Scotland 0.6%. 85.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.6% Italian, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.5% French, 0.5% Hindi.[1]

Residential districts[edit]


Kedron Lodge, original residence of Justice Lutwyche.

Kalinga is a residential district within Wooloowin. The area is predominantly flat, with a mix of small apartment blocks and houses, with some older style Queenslanders still extant. The area borders with Kalinga Park. This area is notable for the original residence of Alfred Lutwyche, known as Kedron Lodge.

Between 1927 and 1962 an electric tram service operated by the Brisbane City Council served the suburb, branching off the Chermside line at Kedron Park Road.

The Kalinga Wooloowin Residents' Association, Brisbane City Council and the local residents are currently discussing the idea of reinstating the suburb of Kalinga.[4][5]

Sporting clubs[edit]

A number of male and female sporting groups use Shaw Park including Norths Rugby Club Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club[6] and Wilston Norths Junior Cricket Club.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wooloowin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hamilton Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-from-a-to-z/story-fnkbjxqk-1226739457543?nk=8b405255cbe9ce22911d1247a6c8a168
  4. ^ "Minutes of the meeting of the Kalinga Wooloowin Residents' Association held on Thursday, 29 August at the Kalinga Bowls Club" (PDF). Kalinga Wooloowin Residents' Association. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Proposal: Discontinue the unbounded locality of Kalinga and to alter the boundaries of the suburbs of Wooloowin and Clayfield to create the new suburb of Kalinga.". Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.qldcricket.com.au/clubs/default.asp?PageID=5607
  7. ^ "Albion Fire Station (former) (entry 602246)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Holy Cross Laundry (entry 600359)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kalinga Park (entry 602584)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kedron Lodge (entry 600238)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brisbane City Council Tramways Substation No. 8 (former) (entry 602411)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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