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Taigum is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 6,495 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,170/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Established 1975
Postcode(s) 4018
Area 3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 22.9 km (14 mi) N of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Deagon Ward)
State electorate(s) Sandgate
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Taigum:
Fitzgibbon Deagon Deagon
Fitzgibbon Taigum Boondall
Fitzgibbon Zillmere Boondall

Taigum is a northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Taigum had a population of 6,495 people.


In the 2011 census, the population of Taigum was 5,619, 53.7% female and 46.3% male.

The median age of the Taigum population was 39 years, 2 years above the Australian median.

65.9% of people living in Taigum were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.2%, Philippines 3.8%, England 3.7%, India 3.2%, Fiji 1.2%.

78.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.1% Tagalog, 1.5% Punjabi, 1.2% Filipino, 1.1% Hindi, 1.1% Italian.

Over 38% of households in this area were couples with children, 40% were of couples without children and 18% were single parent households. Over 61% of residential developments were houses and another 25% were townhouses.

  • 1. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Taigum


Taigum State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 266 Handford Road (27°20′52″S 153°02′25″E / 27.3478°S 153.0402°E / -27.3478; 153.0402 (Taigum State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 406 students with 35 teachers (30 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no secondary schools in Taigum. The nearest government secondary schools are Sandgate District State High School in neighbouring Deagon to the north and Aspley State High School in Aspley to the south-west.

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