Menora, Western Australia

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See Menorah about the special lamp holy to Judaism.

Menora
PerthWestern Australia
Menora is located in Perth
Menora
Menora
Coordinates 31°54′58″S 115°51′40″E / 31.916°S 115.861°E / -31.916; 115.861Coordinates: 31°54′58″S 115°51′40″E / 31.916°S 115.861°E / -31.916; 115.861
Population 2,675 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,230/km2 (5,770/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6050
Area 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) N of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Stirling
State electorate(s) Mount Lawley
Federal Division(s) Perth
Suburbs around Menora:
Coolbinia Yokine Inglewood
North Perth Menora Inglewood
Mount Lawley Dianella

Menora is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling.

In 1954, with the establishment of official suburban boundaries, the new offshoot from Mount Lawley was named "Menora" in honour of an old theatre of that name which was located within its borders. Further support for the name was provided by the local Jewish community for whom the Menorah holds special significance.[2] From an aerial point of view, a section of the roads are shaped like the Menorah.

Menora is home to a large Jewish community (7.2%), the heart of which is the Perth Hebrew Congregation. It is close to the Carmel Jewish School and other Kosher facilities like the "Kosher Food Centre" (in Menora) and the Kosher "Besh Fresh" cafe.

The exclusive Alexander Park Tennis Club[3] hosts, amongst other events, the Western Australian Tennis Championships. In the 2006 census, Menora had a median age of 48 (as compared with 37 for Australia, and 34.2% of its population were over 65 years of age. This is likely attributable to a high concentration of retirement villages in the district.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Menora". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – M". Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.alexanderpark.com.au/assets/uploads/ Alexander Park Tennis Club Event Listings
  4. ^ http://www.bethanie.com.au/index.php?page=bethanie-on-the-park Menora retirement village