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 970.

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Settlement History

 

Services available in Woorabinda


Woorabinda has a pastoral company, a hospital, a community hall, a sports complex, a swimming pool, a general store and a primary school (1928). There are two churches and the Aboriginal Inland Mission has resident lay pastors. Police are stationed within the

community and a emergency services base is located next door. An airstrip is located near the town.

  


 

 

 

 


 

Woorabinda’s census populations have been:

 

Who usually lives in Woorabinda (S) LGA?
A total of 945 people with the following traits:
Male
447
Female
498
Median Age
22
Aged under 15 years
340
Aged 15 - 54 years
514
Aged 55+ years
89
Born in Australia
993
Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander
876

Source: ABS 2011 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
271
Average people per household
3.8
Average motor vehicles per dwelling
0.8

Source: ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing

Woorabinda recorded comparatively high unemployment rates and numbers of people of (53.3%) 2010 ABS data.

The highest proportions of children were recorded in the Indigenous communities of New Mapoon (L) (43.1%) and Umagico (L) (42.4%) both at the tip of Cape York Peninsula, Dajarra (L) (46.3%) south of Mount Isa and Woorabinda (41.0%).