Alexander Heights, Western Australia

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Alexander Heights
PerthWestern Australia
Alexander Dr 114 N Ballajura at Illawarra.jpg
Alexander Drive looking north from near Illawarra Crescent (N), Alexander Heights, Western Australia.
Alexander Heights is located in Perth
Alexander Heights
Alexander Heights
Coordinates31°49′37″S 115°52′16″E / 31.827°S 115.871°E / -31.827; 115.871Coordinates: 31°49′37″S 115°52′16″E / 31.827°S 115.871°E / -31.827; 115.871
Population7,695 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,230/sq mi)
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location14 km (9 mi) NNE of Perth CBD
LGA(s)City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s)Landsdale
Federal Division(s)Cowan
Suburbs around Alexander Heights:
Darch Landsdale Cullacabardee
Marangaroo Alexander Heights Ballajura
Girrawheen Koondoola Ballajura

Alexander Heights is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia within the City of Wanneroo.

Originally named in 1977 as "Alinjarra", an Aboriginal word for "north", this suburb was renamed Alexander Heights in 1987. The name is derived from Alexander Drive, the main arterial road into the area, which forms the suburb's eastern boundary. The road was in turn named after Mr S.B. Alexander, a former Wanneroo Road Board member.[2]

The suburb contains the Alinjarra Primary School, which covers from kindergarten to year 6. It hosts a range of sports programs and English courses to help the large number of recent immigrants, mostly of African, Arabic, Irish or English descent, moving into the area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Alexander Heights". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – A". Retrieved 15 February 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)