Neurum, Queensland

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Paddocks Neurum Queensland.jpg
Neurum Mountain and fields along Stanton Road, 2015
Neurum is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°57′40″S 152°41′55″E / 26.9611°S 152.6986°E / -26.9611; 152.6986 (Neurum (town centre))Coordinates: 26°57′40″S 152°41′55″E / 26.9611°S 152.6986°E / -26.9611; 152.6986 (Neurum (town centre))
Population142 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density4.034/km2 (10.45/sq mi)
Area35.2 km2 (13.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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, the locality of Neurum had a population of 142 people.[1]


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

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.[citation needed]


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]

In the 2011 census, the locality of 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 language was 1.8% Danish.[6]

In the 2016 census, the locality of Neurum had a population of 142 people.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Neurum – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45490)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  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. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b 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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