Taigum is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.[3] It is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of the CBD.

History

The suburb name was officially recognized on 11 August 1975.[4] The name is derived from an Aboriginal word for lawyer cane. The word Taghum was used as alternative to cabbage in Cabbage Tree Creek.[4]

Taigum Square shopping centre opened in 1982 and was expanded in 2001.[5]

In the 2011 census, the population of Taigum was 5,619.[6]

The Centrepoint Church in Taigum opened at 205 Beams Road on 30 May 2021 as a second church location of the Centrepoint Church in Chermside.[7] The building formerly belonged to the iSee Church.[8][9]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Taigum was 5,619, 53.7% female and 46.3% male.[6]

The median age of the Taigum population was 39 years, 2 years above the Australian median.[6]

65.9% of people living in Taigum were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.2%, Philippines 3.8%, England 3.7%, India 3.2%, Fiji 1.2%.[6]

78.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.1% Tagalog, 1.5% Punjabi, 1.2% Filipino, 1.1% Hindi, 1.1% Italian.[6]

Over 38% of households in this area were couples with children, 40% were of couples without children and 18% were single parent households. Over 61% of residential developments were houses and another 25% were townhouses.[6]

Amenities

Taigum Square shopping centre is at 217 Beams Road (27°21′04″S 153°02′54″E / 27.3510°S 153.0484°E / -27.3510; 153.0484 (Taigum Square shopping centre)).[5][10]

Centrepoint Church is at 203 Beams Road (27°23′17″S 153°02′36″E / 27.3880°S 153.0433°E / -27.3880; 153.0433 (Centrepoint Church)). It is part of the Australian Christian Churches network.[11][7]

St Paraskevi's Greek Orthodox Church is at 241 Church Road (27°20′54″S 153°02′50″E / 27.3484°S 153.0473°E / -27.3484; 153.0473 (St Paraskevi's Greek Orthodox Church)).[12]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Taigum (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Deagon Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Taigum (entry 41705)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, Beryl (2013). Naming Brisbane: Origins of Brisbane's Suburb & Locality Names. p. 97. ISBN 9780987231529.
  5. ^ a b "Taigum Square". Vicinity Centres. Archived from the original on 25 December 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taigum". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ a b "About". Centrepoint Church. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  8. ^ Google (December 2020). "205 Beams Road, Taigum" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Christmas BNE". isee-church. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Taigum Square". taigumsquare.com.au. Archived from the original on 25 December 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Centrepoint Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  12. ^ "St Paraskevi's Greek Orthodox Church". Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Archived from the original on 25 December 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2020.

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