Elanora, Queensland

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Elanora
Gold CoastQueensland
Seaview Parade, Elanora, Queensland.jpg
Seaview Parade, 2015
Elanora is located in Queensland
Elanora
Elanora
Coordinates28°07′58″S 153°26′59″E / 28.1327°S 153.4497°E / -28.1327; 153.4497Coordinates: 28°07′58″S 153°26′59″E / 28.1327°S 153.4497°E / -28.1327; 153.4497
Population12,145 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,365/km2 (3,534/sq mi)
Established1922
Postcode(s)4221
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Area8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Currumbin
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Elanora:
Tallebudgera Burleigh Heads Palm Beach
Tallebudgera Elanora Currumbin Waters
Tallebudgera Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters

Elanora is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Elanora had a population of 12,145 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pine trees in Elanora

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 City of Gold Coast.

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.[3] It contains Elanora State High School, Elanora Primary School and a small neighbourhood shopping centre on Nineteenth Avenue, and The Pines, a larger shopping centre on Guineas Creek Road. Elanora also has a large public library. Under the Queensland Government proposal to extend the Gold Coast railway line, a station at Elanora, near The Pines Shopping Centre has been proposed.

History[edit]

The name Elanora is an Aboriginal word for "home by the sea", was originally named as a railway station on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922.[2][4]

Eleanora Post Office opened 2 May 1927.[4]

Elanora State School opened in January 1983.[5]

Elanora State High Schoolopened on 29 January 1990.[5]

In the 2006 census, Elanora had a population of 11,681.[citation needed]

Elanora Branch Library opened in 2007.[6]

In the 2011 census, Elanora had a population of 11,645.[7]

In the 2016 census Elanora had a population of 12,145.[1]

Education[edit]

Elanora State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at K P McGrath Drive (28°07′51″S 153°28′01″E / 28.1307°S 153.4670°E / -28.1307; 153.4670 (Elanora State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,033 students with 77 teachers (67 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8][11]

Elanora State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls on the corner 19th Avenue and Avocado Street (28°07′42″S 153°26′58″E / 28.1284°S 153.4495°E / -28.1284; 153.4495 (Elanora State High School)).[8][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 933 students with 82 teachers (75 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (32 full-time equivalent).[10] It includes a special education program.[8][13]

Politics[edit]

Elanora is held under the Federal Seat; Division of McPherson. The incumbent member for parliament is Liberal Party member Karen Andrews. In the Queensland Legislative Assembly the suburb is represented by Liberal Party member Jann Stuckey. 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.

Community facilities[edit]

Gold Coast City Council operates Elanora Branch Library in The Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Road.[14]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Elanora recorded a population of 11,645 people, 51.9% female and 48.1% male.[7] The median age of the Elanora population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 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 spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Serbian.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Elanora (Qld.) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Elanora – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46046)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ Ausway (2005). Brisway Street Directory (1 ed.). pp. Maps 829–830. ISBN 0-909439-10-9.
  4. ^ a b Gold Coast City (31 December 2004). "Heritage Tour - Elanora". Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  5. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 13. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Elanora, Queensland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Elanora State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Elanora SS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Elanora State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Elanora SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Elanora Branch Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • "Elanora". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.