Gold Coast, Queensland
|Population||11,645 (2011)|
|• Density||1,308/km2 (3,389/sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Area||8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City|
Elanora is located between Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek, 13 kilometres (8 mi) west-north-west of the coastal border town of Coolangatta and 94 kilometres (58 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Its local government area is the Gold Coast City.
In the 2011 Census the population of Elanora is 11,645, 51.9% female and 48.1% male.
The median/average age of the Elanora population is 41 years of age, 4 years above the Australian average.
76.6% of people living in Elanora were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 5%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.5%.
91.7% of people speak English as their first language 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Serbian.
Elanora is bounded by Tallebudgera Creek to the northwest, Pacific Motorway to the northeast and east, and Guineas Creek and Simpsons Roads to the southeast. It contains Elanora State High School, Elanora Primary School and a small neighbourhood shopping centre on Nineteenth Avenue, and a larger shopping centre on Guinness Creek Rd called "The Pines". Elanora also boasts a large public library. Under the Queensland Government proposal to extend the Gold Coast Train Line, a station at Elanora, near "The Pines" Shopping Centre has been proposed to be built by 2015.
In the State Elections the suburb is represented by Liberal Party Member, Jann Stuckey, MP.
In the Local Government, Gold Coast City Council, Elanora is divided into two electorates: Division 13 and Division 14. Division 13 is represented by Cr Daphne McDonald (Deputy Mayor) and Division 14 is represented by Cr Chris Robbins.