Carina Heights, Queensland

Carina Heights is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south-east of the CBD,[4] and borders Camp Hill, Carina, Carindale, Holland Park, and Mount Gravatt East.

Toponymy

Carina Heights is named after the neighbouring suburb Carina, from which it was officially separated in 1975.[4][6]

Carina took its name from an estate on Creek Road constructed in the 1850s. The property belonged to Ebenezer Thorne, and was itself named after Thorne's daughter Kate Carina.[7][8]

Demographics

The 2011 Census recorded 6,110 residents in Carina Heights, of whom 52.5% were female and 47.5% were male. The median age of the population was 35; 2 years below the Australian median.[9]

72.3% of people living in Carina Heights were born in Australia compared to the national average of 69.8%, with the next most common countries of birth being New Zealand (4.3%), England (3.3%), South Korea (1.3%), India (1.1%), and the Philippines (1%). 80.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Spanish (1.5%), Korean (1.4%), Italian (1.4%), Greek (1%), and Cantonese 0.9%.[9]

Street names

A number of street names in Carina Heights are identical to the surnames of former Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. These include:

Some other street names are identical to the surnames of prominent citizens of Brisbane. These include:

  • Hecklemann Street
  • Whatmore Street - may have been named for , a Brisbane motor dealer, yachting official and city councillor.[10] He was, for the four years prior to his death, the owner of the historic home in the suburb of Ascot.[11]

Another group of street names are derived from World War I. They include:

References

  1. ^ "Carina Heights (entry 47602)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Carina Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Carina Heights". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Coorparoo Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  6. ^ Williams, Brian. "Secrets of Brisbane's suburbs: C". News Ltd. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Carina (entry 42562)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Carina". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carina Heights, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Obituary - Mr G.W.Whatmore". Trove. The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 June 1929. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Nyrambla, Ascot". yourbrisbanepastandpresent. The Courier-Mail. 4 August 2014. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.

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