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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Taringa is 8,949, with a population density of 42.29 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Taringa is bounded by Crag Road, Stanley Terrace, Bywong Street, Dampier Street, the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology, Miskin Street, Union Street, Campbell Street, Josling Street, Brisbane Street and Glenny Street in the north, the Brisbane River, Gailey Road, Swann Road and Indooroopilly Road in the east, Lambert Road, Magor Street, McCaul Street, Victoria Street, Swann Road and Moggill Road in the south, and Payne Street and Taringa Parade in the west.

Name origin

Taringa is thought to be named from Aboriginal words meaning "place of stones". It was previously known as West Milton.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, following the opening of the railway line, with land used mainly for farming. Expansion took place during the 1920s and 1930s. More significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Taringa is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial areas along Moggill Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Taringa Circle Shopping Centre, Jack Cook Park, Perrin Park and Robertson Park.