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Taringa

Taringa

Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres south-west of the Brisbane CBD. The size of Taringa is approximately 2.1 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 7.9% of total area. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighborhood 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. 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 population of Taringa in 2011 was 7,175 people. By 2016 the population was 8,386 showing a population growth of 16.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Taringa is 20-29 years. Households in Taringa are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Taringa work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 46.1% of the homes in Taringa were owner-occupied compared with 43.6% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $891,500.

 

Transport: Taringa Station is part of the Queensland Rail City network, on the Ipswich, Rosewood and Springfield railway lines providing travel to the Brisbane CBD, Ipswich, Rosewood and Springfield. It is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore. Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.

 

Education: The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Queensland Japanese School of Brisbane, a weekend Japanese school, maintains its school office in Taringa. It holds its classes at Indooroopilly State High School in Indooroopilly.

 

To see the school catchment of the suburb please click here.

 

Postal Cod: 4068

 

 

Source: Corelogic, Wikipedia