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Moorooka

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Moorooka is 10,857, with a population density of 26.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Moorooka is bounded by Clifton Street, Eric Crescent and Tennessee Avenue in the north, Northview Outlook, Beverley Hill Street, Prior Street, Andrew Avenue, Pallaranda Street, Strathfield Street and Toohey Forest Park in the east, Tarragindi Road, Davey Street, Fegen Drive, Blomfield Street, Evans Road, Beaudesert Road and Rocky Waterholes Creek in the south, and the Beenleigh railway line, Moolabin Creek and Ipswich Road in the west.

Name origin

Moorooka is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning either "nose" or "iron bark". It was previously known as Rocky Water Holes and Rocklea East.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1859, with land used mainly for farming, with light industry towards the late 1800s. Some growth took place in the 1880s, with more substantial growth during the 1920s and 1930s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, aided by public housing construction. In more recent years there has been some gentrification, with many older homes being renovated and extended, or replaced by more modern buildings. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Moorooka is an established residential area, with some industrial and commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Alexander Park, Koala Park, Moolabin Park, Peter Scott Skate Park, Peggs Park, Poinciana Park, Veterans Park, Moorooka Lions Hall and a number of schools.

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