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Woolloongabba

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Woolloongabba is 6,113, with a population density of 25.80 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woolloongabba is bounded by Stanley Street, the Pacific Motorway and Vulture Street in the north, East Brisbane Primary School, Stanley Street, Wellington Road, Logan Road, Lotus Street, Hampton Street, Albion Street, Mountjoy Street, Deshon Street, Norman Creek, O'Keefe Street and Junction Street in the east, Cornwall Street in the south, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, the railway line, Athlone Street and Annerley Road in the west.

Name origin

Woolloongabba is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "whirling water".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1855, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. A railway depot operated in the area from 1884 to 1969, and a tram depot from 1927 to 1969. Growth took place in the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006. Growth is expected in the future, largely from urban renewal.

Land use

Woolloongabba is a mixed use area, with residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and institutional land uses.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground), Princess Alexandra Hospital, Dental Hospital, Princess Theatre, Centro Buranda (shopping centre), Gabba Central Shopping Centre, Princess Plaza Shopping Centre, Woolloongabba Place, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Annerley Campus), John Oxley College and two other schools.

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