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Wooloowin State School, 2011
|Population||5,942 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)|
|Area||2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|State electorate(s)||Stafford, Clayfield|
Wooloowin is an inner-north suburb of Brisbane, Australia located approximately 5–6 km north of the city's central business district. 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. It was the home of Brisbane's first Resident Judge, Alfred Lutwyche.
The suburb is serviced by Brisbane City Council buses 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.
In the 2011 census, Wooloowin had a population of 5,942 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Wooloowin population is 35 years, two years below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.7% of the population. 74.9% of people living in Wooloowin were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 2.4%, Italy 1.1%, Scotland 0.6%. 85.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.6% Italian, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.5% French, 0.5% Hindi.
Kalinga is a residential district within Wooloowin. The area is predominantly flat, with a mix of small apartment blocks and houses, with some older style Queenslanders still extant. The area borders with Kalinga Park. This area is notable for the original residence of Alfred Lutwyche, known as Kedron Lodge.
Between 1927 and 1962 an electric tram service operated by the Brisbane City Council served the suburb, branching off the Chermside line at Kedron Park Road.
The Kalinga Wooloowin Residents' Association, Brisbane City Council and the local residents are currently discussing the idea of reinstating the suburb of Kalinga.
Wooloowin has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 42 Bridge Street: Albion Fire Station
- 60 Bridge Street: Holy Cross Laundry
- 100 Bertha Street: Kalinga Park
- 123 Nelson Street: Kedron Lodge
- 134 Kedron Park Road: Brisbane City Council Tramways Substation No. 8
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