Aroona, Queensland

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Aroona
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Coordinates 26°46′52″S 153°07′01″E / 26.781°S 153.117°E / -26.781; 153.117Coordinates: 26°46′52″S 153°07′01″E / 26.781°S 153.117°E / -26.781; 153.117
Population 3,062 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,610/km2 (4,170/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) NNW of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Kawana
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Aroona:
Meridan Plains Currimundi Battery Hill
Little Mountain Aroona Battery Hill
Little Mountain Caloundra West Caloundra

Aroona is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located within the Caloundra urban centre 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of Caloundra. It is situated between Little Mountain and Currimundi. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 3,062.[1]

History[edit]

Aroona is an aboriginal word usually meaning "place of refreshing" or "place of running water".[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Aroona is 3,062, 52.7% female and 47.3% male.[1] The median/average age of the Aroona population is 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian average. 81.1% of people living in Aroona were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.7%, New Zealand 4.5%, Germany 0.7%, Scotland 0.6%, Netherlands 0.6%. 95.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Macedonian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Spanish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Aroona (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Aroona (entry 47155)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.