Booroobin is a locality split between the Moreton Bay Region and the Sunshine Coast Region in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2016 Australian Census, Booroobin recorded a population of 260.[1]

Booroobin is the source of the Stanley River and the Mary River. A section of Bellthorpe National Park is in the south east of the locality.

History

The original of the name Booroobin may be from the Kabi word booroothabbin, meaning Forest Oak tree, or another Indigenous word meaning scrub possum.[2][3]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Booroobin recorded a population of 292 people, 44.2% female and 55.8% male.[4] The median age of the Booroobin population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 73.9% of people living in Booroobin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.1%, New Zealand 3.7%, Finland 1.4%, Lebanon 1%, Hungary 1%. 90.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.4% Hungarian, 1% Croatian, 1% Italian.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Booroobin (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booroobin - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45484)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Booroobin - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48537)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Booroobin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 26°50′39″S 152°43′06″E / 26.8442°S 152.7182°E / -26.8442; 152.7182