East Killara

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East Killara
SydneyNew South Wales
100 Springdale Road, East Killara, New South Wales (2010-12-04).jpg
House, 100 Springdale Road
Population 2,880 (2011)[1]
 • Density 900/km2 (2,330/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2071
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 15 km (9 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Ku-ring-gai Council
State electorate(s) Davidson
Federal Division(s) Bradfield
Suburbs around East Killara:
Gordon St Ives Davidson
Killara East Killara Belrose
Lindfield East Lindfield Forestville

East Killara is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. East Killara is located 15 kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. Killara is a separate suburb to the south-west, which shares the postcode of 2071.

East Killara is set in peaceful bushland. The main road is Koola Avenue which extends from Birdwood Avenue to Albany Crescent.

History[edit]

Contemporary family home, 119 Springdale Road

Killara is an Aboriginal word meaning permanent or always there.[2]

East Killara was gazetted as a separate suburb from Killara on 5 August 1994.[3]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 2,880 residents in East Killara. More than half of residents were born outside of Australia, with the top other countries of birth being China 9.7%, Hong Kong 7.9%, England 5.9%, Republic of South Korea 3.1% and South Africa 2.7%. There was a high rate (47.4%) of speaking languages other than English at home; other languages included Cantonese 18.4%, Mandarin 9.0% and Korean 3.7%. The most common religion was "no religion". East Killara residents had high incomes, with a median weekly household income of $2,339 compared to the national average of $1,234. The majority of private dwellings were separate houses (99.6%) and there were no units or apartments in the suburb. The average household size was 3.2 people.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

There is a small shopping centre containing a bakery/supermarket, café, pharmacy, fruit market, liquor store, butcher, hairdresser, thai restaurant, quilt shop and a real estate agent.

Schools[edit]

The suburb contains Killara High School, a public secondary school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "East Killara (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ "Geographical Names Register Extract - East Killara". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 33°45′21″S 151°10′47″E / 33.75592°S 151.17973°E / -33.75592; 151.17973