Woorim is a town and suburb of Bribie Island in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Woorim had a population of 1,829 people.[1]

Geography

Woorim is on the south-eastern corner of Bribie Island, bounded by the Coral Sea to the east and Moreton Bay to the south.[4] Bald Point is on the southern beach (27°05′45″S 153°11′42″E / 27.0959°S 153.1950°E / -27.0959; 153.1950 (Bald Point)).[5]

Most of the north and west of the locality is within the Bribie Island National Park which extends into neighbouring Bongaree and Welsby.[4]

First Avenue connects Woorim to Bongaree and from there across the Bribie Island Bridge to the mainland.[4]

The Bribie Island Research Centre of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is an aquaculture research facility at 138 North Road (27°03′15″S 153°11′43″E / 27.0543°S 153.1952°E / -27.0543; 153.1952 (Bribie Island Research Centre)).[6]

Erosion of the beach at Woorim is an ongoing issue with long term recession trends of the shoreline observed. In September 2007 Caboolture Shire Council (now amalgamated into the Moreton Bay Regional Council) published a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan in response.[7][8]

History

The name Woorim may be derived from the Kabi language word wurama meaning red backed sea eagle.[2]

The Bribie Island Fortifications were constructed from 1939 to 1943 as part of the systems of defence of southeast Queensland during the Second World War, and to provide artillery training for Australian soldiers for overseas service. Other fortifications were also apparent throughout Moreton Bay during the war, at Caloundra and on Moreton Island at Cowan Cowan Point and Rous, which together with the existing installations at Fort Lytton, provided a coordinated series of defensive batteries for the region.[9]

In the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 1,765 persons, with a median age of 53 years.[10]

In the 2016 census, Woorim had a population of 1,829 people, with a median age of 57 years.[1]

Heritage listings

Woorim has a number of heritage sites, including:

Amenities

Woorim has a beach, a small shopping centre, and parklands adjoining the beach.

Bribie Island Golf Club at 5 Links Court (27°04′56″S 153°12′05″E / 27.0822°S 153.2013°E / -27.0822; 153.2013 (Bribie Island Golf Club)) has an 18-hole par-72 course, a distance of 6,203 metres (20,351 ft).[12]

Education

There are no schools in Woorim. The nearest primary school is Bribie Island State School in neighbouring Bongaree to the south-west. The nearest secondary school is Bribie Island State High School in Bongaree.[4]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Woorim recorded a population of 1,765 people, 52.4% female and 47.6% male.[10] The median age of the Woorim population was 55 years, 18 years above the national median of 37. 70.5% of people living in Woorim were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 4.5%, Bhutan 1.1%, Netherlands 1.1%, Scotland 0.7%. 86.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Nepali, 0.5% Greek, 0.4% Dutch, 0.2% Afrikaans, 0.2% German.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woorim (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Woorim – town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 38121)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Woorim – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45500)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Bald Point – point in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 1333)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Bribie Island Research Centre Primary industries and fisheries". Queensland Government. 28 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Woorim Beach Shoreline Erosion Management Plan" (PDF). Caboolture Shire Council. September 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 March 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Woorim coastline erosion worries community". Noosa News. 6 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Bribie Island Second World War Fortifications (entry 601143)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woorim (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ "Bribie Island Second World War Fortifications (entry 601143)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Course Information". Bribie Island Golf Club. Archived from the original on 13 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.

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