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Logan City, Queensland
The post office and veterinary surgery, Jimboomba
|Population||13,201 (2016 census)|
|• Density||243.56/km2 (630.8/sq mi)|
|Area||54.2 km2 (20.9 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
The original spelling was Gimboomba, named after a sheep and livestock station based where the township is today, stretching some distance north, east and south to neighbouring areas. Gimboomba is a Gugingin word (the First Australian peoples of the area, of Yugambeh country) meaning place of loud thunder and little rain. A culture trail celebrating First Australian culture is based at a local primary school bearing the name 'Loud Thunder' paying respect to its traditional owners.
Jimboomba Provisional School opened on 12 May 1890, becoming Jimboomba State School on 1 June 1900.
Jimboomba was serviced by the Beaudesert railway line that was established to service the abattoir in Beaudesert. The line was closed in 1995 and then reopened and operated as a tourist service as far as Logan Village by railway enthusiasts from 1999 until mid-2004. Funds were harder to raise and depleted quickly for the line so it was closed permanently.
Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Jimboomba became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.
Jimboomba is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of Brisbane central business district. The eastern and western parts of Jimboomba are divided by the Logan River; the only bridge within the locality is Payne Bridge on Cusack Lane ( ). There is a low-level older bridge immediately to the north of Payne Bridge but this cannot be used by vehicular traffic.
The Queensland government's current plan is that Jimboomba will become a major residential area. The Flagstone housing estate at Jimboomba sometimes gets confused with the townships of Flagstone Creek and Upper Flagstone which are decades-old towns in the Lockyer Valley Region.
It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, a State Emergency Services depot, domestic shopping, hotel, and medical-dental services.
Jimboomba's Flagstone housing estate is expected to expand west over the railway line into Undullah and north into South Maclean, New Beith and Greenbank. This is known as the Greater Flagstone development area. The total area encompassed by the project is 7,188 hectares. Final approval for the project was granted in October 2011.
The expected population for this housing area is to exceed 120,000 people. A new office and shopping precinct is planned to be built next to the railway line in Undullah next to the proposed Undullah railway station.
In the 2016 census, Jimboomba recorded a population of 13,201 people, 49.4% female and 50.6% male.
The median age of the Jimboomba population was 34 years, 4 years below the national median of 38.
78.75% of people living in Jimboomba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.2%, England 4.8%, Scotland 0.6%, South Africa 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%, Netherlands 0.4%.
91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Hmong, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% German, 0.2% Japanese.
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Jimboomba Thunder, the rugby league club that plays home games at Jimboomba Park and the Jimboomba Redbacks AFL club that plays home games at Glenlogan Park. Glenlogan Park is also home to the Jimboomba Bushrangers Cricket Club. The club plays in the LDCA and had a very successful 2021-22 season with the First X1 winning the Div1 competition and the Fossils playing in the grand final in the Div 2 competition. The Mad Dogs commonly known as the muppets now play under the Greenbank/ Waterford club
There are large numbers of horses kept on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for competition.
Jimboomba is home to the Jimboomba X Stadium, Jimboomba's own extreme sports outdoor venue. Holding events such as 2014 QLD Supercross Championship, 2015 QLD Stadium X Series & two rounds of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship, Jimboomba X Stadium is located at Hills International College grounds. The opening round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship is set to be held at the Jimboomba X Stadium on 17 September.
In popular culture
In Civilization: Beyond Earth, "Jimboomba" is the default name for the second colony established by the Polystralian faction.
Historic industries are timber-getting and the grazon of sheep and cattle However, Jimboomba now has a growing industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.
Jimboomba State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Mount Lindesay Highway (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 837 students with 60 teachers (54 full-time equivalent) and 38 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Emmaus College is an ecumenical primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 48 East Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,379 students with 86 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (41 full-time equivalent).
Hills International College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Lot 4 Johanna Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 487 students with 45 teachers (42 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).
There is no government seondary school in Jimboomba. The nearest government secondary schools are Flagstone State Community College in Flagstone to the west and Park Ridge State High School in Park Ridge to the north.
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