Woolloongabba is located 2 kilometres south-east of the central business district and is considered an inner suburb of Brisbane. Major roads running through the suburb grants easy access to the area.
The Brisbane Cricket Ground, also known as ‘The Gabba’, serves as an iconic establishment for major sports events in Brisbane, making the suburb a widely known gathering point for sports enthusiasts. Given Woolloongabba’s close proximity to the river, it is filled with high rise apartments providing beautiful river views.
Population: Based on the 2011 census, the suburb has a population of 4,789. 46.8% of the total population are females, while 53.2% are males. The average age of the residents in Woolloongabba was 31 years old – 6 years below the Australian median age at the time.
Lifestyle and People (Top 5):
Independent Youth – 30.7%
Maturing & Established Independence – 20.2%
Older Independence – 11.1%
Elderly Singles – 9.8%
Established Couples & Families – 9.2%
Income ($/weekly): The average income of an individual living in Woolloongabba is $598 a week. An average household, on the other hand, has a median income of $1,330 a week.
Employment Profile: The percentage of Woolloongaba’s labour force consists of 58.4% full-time workers and 29.8% part-time workers, with an unemployment rate of 7.1%.
Train – The suburb is served by Park Road railway station, Dutton Park station and Buranda railway station, allowing easy access all over Brisbane and the surrounding areas such as the Gold Coast
Bus – For residents opting to ride the bus to the CBD or the nearby areas, the Woolloongabba Busway Station and Mater Hill easily covers it.
Private Vehicle – Being so close to the CBD gives the suburb’s residents a major advantage in commuting, with multiple roads cutting through the suburb and connecting it to the CBD.
Woolloongabba has an academic institution for advanced learning – the American College, which offers vocational and management courses. There are also multiple educational institutions such as Vibe College, Spencer College, among others. Although the suburb doesn’t have a primary and secondary school to call its own, there are several of these located in nearby suburbs. To name a few, there is Buranda State School and Brisbane State High School.
Clubs and Sports
Being widely known as a sports central, Woolloongabba is home to numerous sports clubs such as Queensland Cricketers’ Club, Brisbane Chess Club, Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club and much more. Aside from sports clubs, the suburb is also filled with food outlets, restaurants, and shops. Also, it has easy access to Princess Alexandra Hospital and a local landmark hotel – The Norman Hotel.