Neurum, Queensland

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Neurum
Queensland
Paddocks Neurum Queensland.jpg
Neurum Mountain and fields along Stanton Road, 2015
Neurum is located in Queensland
Neurum
Neurum
Coordinates26°57′40″S 152°41′55″E / 26.9611°S 152.6986°E / -26.9611; 152.6986Coordinates: 26°57′40″S 152°41′55″E / 26.9611°S 152.6986°E / -26.9611; 152.6986
Population142 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density4.034/km2 (10.45/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4514
Area35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location65 km (40 mi) N of Brisbane central business district
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal Division(s)Longman
Localities around Neurum:
Royston Stony Creek Woodford
Villeneuve Neurum Woodford
Mount Archer Mount Delaney Delaneys Creek

Neurum is a rural town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Neurum had a population of 142 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neurum is 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.

The northern boundary is marked by the Stanley River. The eastern boundary is naturally vegetated and elevated along a ridge which peaks at Neurum Mountain which lies within a large reserve.

History[edit]

The town takes its name from Neurum Creek, which in turn uses a word from Waka language (Dungidau dialect) meaning ''warts, sores or pock marks''.[2]

Neurum Creek Provisional School opened on 2 August 1880. On 1 January 1909 it became Neurum Creek State School. It closed circa 1942.[4]

Neurum Post Office opened on 11 December 1880 (known as Neurum Creek between 1887 and 1913) and closed in 1957.[5]

At the 2011 census Neurum recorded a population of 168.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Neurum recorded a population of 168 people, 46.4% female and 53.6% male.[6] The median age of the Neurum population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37. 75.3% of people living in Neurum were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 2.4%, Fiji 1.8%, Denmark 1.8%, Kenya 1.8%, Czech Republic 1.8%. 87% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.8% Danish, 0% Welsh, 0% Celtic, nec, 0% Irish, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Neurum (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Neurum - town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 24086)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Neurum - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45490)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ 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. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Neurum (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 August 2015. Edit this at Wikidata

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