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Taringa
BrisbaneQueensland
Population: 7176
Postcode: 4068
Area: 2.1 km² (0.8 sq mi)
Location: 6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA: City of Brisbane (Walter Taylor Ward)
State District: Indooroopilly
Federal Division: Ryan
Suburbs around Taringa:
Mount Coot-tha Toowong West End
Mount Coot-tha Taringa St Lucia
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Indooroopilly

Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology because of its proximity to the universities and to Brisbane city.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Taringa was 7,176, 50.4% female and 49.6% male. The median age of the Taringa population was 29 years, 8 years below the Australian median. 63.8% of people living in Taringa were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.8%, China 3%, New Zealand 2.4%, Malaysia 2.1%, India 2%. 75.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 3.6% Mandarin, 1.6% Cantonese, 1.3% Malay, 1.1% Spanish, 0.9% Persian (excluding Dari).

Geography

Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.

History

The suburb name 'Taringa' is a combination of two Aboriginal words: tarau (stones) and nga (made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones".

The Lionel Brand of Worcestershire sauce was manufactured in Taringa.

Heritage listings

Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat and footpath
The Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992

Taringa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 103 Stanley Terrace: Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat
  • 209 Indooroopilly Road: Fulton Residence

Community groups

The Taringa Scout Den is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate training facility and for Yoga.

Transport

MoggillRd
Moggill Road in Taringa

By Train, Taringa Station is part of the Queensland Rail City network, on the Ipswich and Rosewood railway line providing travel to the Brisbane CBD and Ipswich

By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.

By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.


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