Taringa, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||7,176 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,420/km2 (8,900/sq mi)|
|Area||2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane (Walter Taylor Ward)|
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.
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).
Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.
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.
Taringa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 103 Stanley Terrace: Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells Memorial Seat
- 209 Indooroopilly Road: Fulton Residence
By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.
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