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Myocum - Coorabell and District

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Myocum - Coorabell and District is 1,793, with a population density of 0.27 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Myocum - Coorabell and District is bounded by the localities of Wilsons Creek and Mullumbimby in the north, the locality of Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby Road, Gulgan Road and the localities of Tyagarah and Ewingsdale in the east, the locality of McLeods Shoot, the Pacific Highway, Fowlers Lane and the localities of Bangalow and Binna Burra in the south, and Wilsons River in the west.

Name origin

Myocum is named from an Aboriginal word thought to mean “sunrise” or “dawn”. Coorabell is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for hoop pine trees.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for timber getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, when land became used more for dairy farming and agriculture. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, particularly in Coorabell. The population increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Myocum - Coorabell and District is a predominantly rural area. Land is used largely for agriculture, particularly cattle grazing and sugar cane and coffee growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Paradise One Retreat, Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, and one school.

Included areas

This area encompasses the localities of Coorabell, Montecollum, Myocum and Possum Creek.