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:
Male
470-48%
Female
492-51.1%
Median Age
23 
Aged under 15 years
340
Aged 15 - 54 years
539
Aged 55+ years
107
Born in Australia
922
Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander
908

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.

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Dwelling Characteristics
Number of private dwellings
262
Average people per household
3.5
Average motor vehicles per dwelling
0.8

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.