Carindale, Queensland

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Carindale
Brisbane
Carindalecreekroad.jpg
Westfield Carindale from Creek Road.
Coordinates 27°30′37″S 153°06′45″E / 27.51028°S 153.11250°E / -27.51028; 153.11250Coordinates: 27°30′37″S 153°06′45″E / 27.51028°S 153.11250°E / -27.51028; 153.11250[1]
Population 15,577 (2011 census)[2]
Established 1980[3]
Postcode(s) 4152[4]
Location 10 km (6 mi) east of Brisbane CBD[3][5]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)[6]
State electorate(s) Chatsworth
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Carindale:
Carina Tingalpa Belmont
Carina Heights Carindale Chandler
Mount Gravatt East Mansfield Mackenzie

Carindale is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the CBD,[3] and borders Belmont, Carina, Carina Heights, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Mount Gravatt East, and Tingalpa.

Notable features of the suburb include a large shopping centre - Westfield Carindale, the Pacific Golf Club, Belmont State School, Belmont Bushland Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital (psychiatric only) and Bulimba Creek. The Gateway Motorway borders the suburb. In addition to Indooroopilly in the west; Chermside on the north-side; and Mount Gravatt on the south side, the suburb has been described as a mini-CBD. Public transport runs frequently to and from Carindale and the City via Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, leading to the South East Busway.

Carindale is represented by Ross Vasta, Steve Minnikin, and Adrian Schrinner at the federal, state, and local levels respectively.

Toponymy[edit]

Carindale was the name of a housing estate constructed in the area in 1976, and was taken as the official name of the suburb when it separated from Belmont in 1980.[5] The name itself is a combination of "Carin" from the nearby suburb of Carina, and "dale" meaning valley.[1]

History[edit]

The area was first settled by Europeans in the 1850s, with activity focussing on timber and agriculture.[3][7]

In 1973 Carindale Nursing Home was opened in Foxglove St, Mt Gravatt East and in 1978 permission was granted to the developers to use Carindale as the name of the new shopping centre. In 1980 the suburb of Carindale was created.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Carindale is 15,577, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.

The median/average age of the Carindale population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.

67.6% of people living in Carindale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.6%, England 3.5%, South Africa 3%, China 1.6%, India 1.3%.

75.8% of people speak English as their first language 3.6% Greek, 2.4% Cantonese, 2% Mandarin, 1.9% Italian, 1.4% Afrikaans.

Retail[edit]

The suburb is home to one of the largest Westfield Shopping Centres in Brisbane, Westfield Carindale. The large shopping complex features a Myer and David Jones Departments store as well as various other stores.

Housing[edit]

The area is of a high socio-economic condition, which is evidenced by the "mini-mansions" that form much of the suburb. In recent years, many high density apartment blocks have been approved throughout the retail area of the suburb and are now under construction. The apartments rise up to the maximum height of 8 floors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Place name details: CARINA". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carindale, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Carindale, QLD 4152". LJ Hooker. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Carindale". Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "CARINDALE SHOPPING CENTRE". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

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