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
Population2,978 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density931/km2 (2,410/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2071
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location15 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 2016 census, there were 2,978 residents in East Killara. 42.4% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 17.3%, Hong Kong 6.6% and England 5.4%, 47.1% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Cantonese 17.5% and Mandarin 17.3%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 40.4%, Catholic 16.2% and Anglican 11.9%. East Killara residents had high incomes, with a median weekly household income of $2,524 compared to the national average of $1,438. Almost all occupied private dwellings were separate houses (99.7%). The average household size was 3.3 people.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

Family home on Springdale Road

There is a small shopping centre containing a bakery/supermarket, café, pharmacy, fruit market, liquor store, hairdresser, Chinese restaurant, GP 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 (27 June 2017). "East Killara (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  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