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Established (Constituted a City):

  • 29th October 1904

 


Original Inhabitants:

  • Escarpment area: Jagara
  • Toowoomba region: Giabal
  • Northern region: Jarowair



Current Mayor:

  • Paul Antonio



State Electoral Divisions:

  • Toowoomba North
  • Toowoomba South

 


Federal Electoral Division:

  • Groome



Cadastral Division of Queensland:

  • County of Aubigny
  • Parish of Drayton



Geographical Details:

  • Latitude: 27.5828 °S
  • Longitude: 151.9308 °E
  • Elevation: 674.9 m
  • Total area: 117 Sq Km

 


Climatic Details:

  • Average annual rainfall: 950mm
  • Average annual max temp: 22.6 °C
  • Average annual min temp: 11.4 °C



Telephone Dialing Codes:

  • Country code: +61
  • Area code: 7
  • Prefix's: 45, 46, 75, 76



Airport Information:

  • Toowoomba Aerodrome 
    • Address: Mutze St opposite the Department of Main Roads
    • Name : (TWB) Toowoomba Airport
    • Location : Toowoomba QLD, AU
    • Latitude : -27.542221
    • Longitude : 151.9139
    • FlightStats Code: TWB
    • IATA Code: TWB
    • ICAO Code: YTWB
    • FAA Code:
    • Time Zone: +10:00 hours from UTC/GMT

 

  • Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (WTB)
    • Address: 1511 Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Rd, Wellcamp QLD 4350
    • Name: Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (WTB)
    • Location: Wellcamp AU
    • Latitude: -27.55861
    • Longitude: 151.795
    • FlightStats Code: WTB
    • IATA Code: WTB
    • ICAO Code:
    • FAA Code:
    • Time Zone: +10:00 hours from UTC/GMT



Standard Time Zone:

  • UTC/GMT +10 hours (AEST)



State:

  • Queensland (QLD)



Postcode:

  • 4350



Title:

  • The Garden City (of Queensland)



Sister Cities:

  • Wanganui, New Zealand (1981)
  • Takatsuki, Japan (1991)
  • Paju, South Korea (2002)



Population:

  • Cambooya (SLA): 4,891
  • Gowrie (SLA): 5,511
  • Highfields (SLA): 11,225
  • Toowoomba Central (SLA): 14,439
  • Toowoomba North East (SLA): 11,104
  • Toowoomba North West (SLA): 19,822
  • Toowoomba South East (SLA): 28,941
  • Toowoomba West (SLA): 24,343
  • Westbrook (SLA): 8,324
  • Toowoomba (SSD): 128,600 (Total of SLA's)
  • Toowoomba (LGA): 159,098 (Total for TRC Area)


LGA: Local Government Area, SSD: Stastistical Subdivision, SLA: Statistical Local Area

All figures based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data as of 2009.

 

Statistical Areas Level 2 (ABS) 2016 Census

Cambooya - Wyreema 6,967
Darling Heights 13,740
Drayton - Harristown 10,198
Gatton - 7,434
Gowrie - 6,411
Highfields - 13,180
Lockyer Valley - West - 11,362
Middle Ridge - 7,141
Newtown (QLD) - 9,596
North Toowoomba - Harlaxton - 5,734
Rangeville - 8,312
Toowoomba - Central - 13,373
Toowoomba - East - 9,757
Toowoomba - West - 13,005
Wilsonton - 13,310

Total for SA2 149,512



City Colours:

  • Purple & Gold



City Motto:

  • Prodimus Dum Crescimus (We prosper as we grow)



Floral Emblems:

  • Toowoomba Violet

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata) A.K.A Toowoomba Violet

 

  • Golden Wattle (Acacia Pycnantha)

Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)


Major Events:

  • Carnival of Flowers
  • Royal Toowoomba Show
  • Australian Gospel Music Festival
  • Farmfest
  • AgShow



Key Industries (TRC Area):

  • Manufacturing: $AU945.2
  • Health Care & Social Assistance: $AU639.0
  • Financial & Insurance Services: $AU631.8
  • Public Administration & Safety: $AU527.0
  • Education & Training: $AU456.6
  • Retail Trade: $AU444.6
  • Wholesale Trade: $AU415.0


All figures are in millions of dollars and based on 2009/2010 ABS data.


Business Activities (TRC Area):

  • Gross Regional Product (GRP): $AU7.7 billion (2009/2010)



Property Market (TRC Area):

  • Median House Price: $AU292,000 (Year to Sep 2010)



Water Supply:

  • Cooby Dam : 21,166 ML (1941)
  • Perseverance Dam : 30,140 ML (1965)
  • Cressbrook Dam : 81,842 ML (1983)



Awards:

  • Twice voted: Best city to live in Australia.



Suburbs (alphabetical order):

( ) denotes suburb population as per Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) 2016 census

Total Toowoomba Urban Centre / Locality population as per 2016 ABS census = 97,590 people



Coat of Arms:

  • Toowoomba Coat of Arms



Toowoomba Flags:

  • Toowoomba Flag
  • Toowoomba Regional Council - New Flag



HMAS Toowoomba Badges:

  • HMAS Toowoomba I badge

HMAS Toowoomba I badge

 

  • HMAS Toowoomba II Badge

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