About Woorabinda

Woorabinda means 'kangaroo sit down'.

Woorabinda is located 170km south-west of Rockhampton and covers an area of 391.2 square km. The shire has a population of approximately 962 as per the 2016 Census. 

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Settlement History

 Services available in Woorabinda

Woorabinda has a pastoral company, a hospital, a stadium, a sports complex, a swimming pool, a retail store, primary school (1928) and high school, cafe, post office and butcher shop. There are two churches and the Aboriginal Inland Mission has resident lay pastors. There are a number of commuity agenices working in Woorabinda such as the Australian Red Cross, Cathy Freeman Foundation, Police Citzens Youth Club, Central Queesnalnd Indigenous Development, Men's and Women's groups, a Domestic Violence Women's Shelter as well as a Aged Care home. An airstrip is located near the town.







Woorabinda’s census populations have been:


Who usually lives in Woorabinda (S) LGA?
A total of 962 people with the following traits:
Median Age
Aged under 15 years
Aged 15 - 54 years
Aged 55+ years
Born in Australia
Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander

Source: ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Note: Age groups will not necessarily add to total people. Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.



Dwelling Characteristics
Number of private dwellings
Average people per household
Average motor vehicles per dwelling

Source: ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing

There were 237 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Woorabinda.  Of these 51.5% were employed fulltime, 23.2% were employed part-time and 18.1 % were unemployed.