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Taigum - Fitzgibbon

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Taigum - Fitzgibbon is 11,860, with a population density of 18.91 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Taigum - Fitzgibbon is bounded by Telegraph Road and Cabbage Tree Creek in the north, Muller Road in the east, Beams Road and Cabbage Tree Creek in the south, and the North Coast railway line in the west.

Name origin

Taigum is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "lawyer vine". Fitzgibbon is named after Abraham Fitzgibbon, the first Queensland Commissioner of Railways.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the 1890s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with growth in Fitzgibbon from the late 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, with the population quadrupling between 1991 and 2001. Growth continued between 2001 and 2006, although at a slower rate, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Taigum - Fitzgibbon is a rapidly developing residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Centro Taigum Shopping Centre, Bill Brown Sports Reserve, The Big Easy Golf & Leisure Centre and one school.