Wooloowin, Queensland

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Wooloowin
BrisbaneQueensland
Wooloowin State School, 1914.JPG
Wooloowin State School, 2011
Wooloowin is located in Queensland
Wooloowin
Wooloowin
Coordinates 27°25′11″S 153°02′30″E / 27.4197°S 153.0416°E / -27.4197; 153.0416Coordinates: 27°25′11″S 153°02′30″E / 27.4197°S 153.0416°E / -27.4197; 153.0416
Population 5,942 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 4,950/km2 (12,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4030
Area 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Hamilton Ward)[2]
State electorate(s) Clayfield
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Wooloowin:
Kedron Kalinga Kalinga
Lutwyche Wooloowin Clayfield
Lutwyche Albion Clayfield

Wooloowin is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3]

Geography[edit]

Wooloowin is an inner-north suburb of Brisbane, Australia located approximately 5–6 km north of the city's central business district.

Kedron Lodge, original residence of Justice Lutwyche.

History[edit]

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.[4] It was the home of Brisbane's first Resident Judge, Alfred Lutwyche.

Kalinga was a residential district within Wooloowin. On 16 October 2015, Kalinga was officially gazetted as a suburb, having been excised from Wooloowin.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, Wooloowin had a population of 3,938 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male.[1] The median age of the Wooloowin population is 33 years, four years below the Queensland median and five years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 15.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population. 68.9% of people living in Wooloowin were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 71.1%; the next most common countries of birth were India 3.5%, New Zealand 3.2%, Nepal 3.1%, England 2.9%, Italy 1.0%. 77.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Nepali 3.1%, Italian 1.5%, Punjabi 1.2%, Mandarin 1.0%, Arabic 0.9%.[1]

Transport[edit]

The suburb is serviced by Brisbane City Council buses (Route 721) 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.

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:

Sites now in Kalinga but formerly in Wooloowin:

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Wooloowin - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49668)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-from-a-to-z/story-fnkbjxqk-1226739457543?nk=8b405255cbe9ce22911d1247a6c8a168
  5. ^ "Kalinga - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 49667)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  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. ^ "Brisbane City Council Tramways Substation No. 8 (former) (entry 602411)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kalinga Park (entry 602584)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kedron Lodge (entry 600238)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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