Carina Heights, Queensland

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Carina Heights
BrisbaneQueensland
Coordinates 27°30′23″S 153°05′32″E / 27.50639°S 153.09222°E / -27.50639; 153.09222Coordinates: 27°30′23″S 153°05′32″E / 27.50639°S 153.09222°E / -27.50639; 153.09222[1]
Population 6,110 (2011 census)[2]
 • Density 1,797/km2 (4,650/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4152[3]
Area 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Location 8 km (5 mi) SE of Brisbane CBD[4]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)[5]
State electorate(s) Chatsworth
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Carina Heights:
Camp Hill Carina Carindale
Camp Hill Carina Heights Carindale
Holland Park Mount Gravatt East Mansfield

Carina Heights is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south-east of the CBD,[4] and borders Camp Hill, Carina, Carindale, Holland Park, and Mount Gravatt East.

Toponymy[edit]

Carina Heights is named after the neighbouring suburb Carina, from which it was officially separated in 1975.[4][6]

Carina took its name from an estate on Creek Road constructed in the 1850s. The property belonged to Ebenezer Thorne, and was itself named after Thorne's daughter Kate Carina.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 Census recorded 6,110 residents in Carina Heights, of whom 52.5% were female and 47.5% were male. The median age of the population was 35; 2 years below the Australian average.[2]

72.3% of people living in Carina Heights were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being New Zealand (4.3%), England (3.3%), South Korea (1.3%), India (1.1%), and the Philippines (1%). 80.8% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Spanish (1.5%), Korean (1.4%), Italian (1.4%), Greek (1%), and Cantonese 0.9%.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place name details: CARINA HEIGHTS". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carina Heights, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Carina Heights". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Williams, Brian. "Secrets of Brisbane's suburbs: C". News Ltd. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Carina (entry 42562)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Carina". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 

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