Aroona is a suburb of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Aroona had a population of 3,287 people.[1]

Geography

Aroona is located within the urban centre 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of Caloundra. It is situated between Little Mountain and Currimundi. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 3,287.[3]

History

Aroona is an aboriginal word usually meaning "place of refreshing" or "place of running water".[2]

In the 2016 census, Aroona had a population of 3,287 people.[1]

Demographics

In the 2016 census, Aroona recorded a population of 3,287 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.[3] The median age of the Aroona population was 43 years, 5 years above the national median of 38, with 79% of people born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 4.4%, Scotland 0.7%, South Africa 0.6% and Netherlands 0.5%. 93.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Swedish, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Dari.[3]

Education

There are no schools in Aroona. The nearest primary schools are in neighbouring Currimundi, Caloundra and Meridan Plains. The nearest secondary schools are in Caloundra and Meridan Plains.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Aroona (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Aroona (entry 47155)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Aroona (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 February 2020.