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Aroona
CaloundraQueensland
Aroona is located in Queensland
Aroona
Aroona
Coordinates 26°46′59″S 153°07′01″E / 26.7830°S 153.1169°E / -26.7830; 153.1169Coordinates: 26°46′59″S 153°07′01″E / 26.7830°S 153.1169°E / -26.7830; 153.1169
Population 3,287 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,730/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 4 km (2 mi) NNW of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Kawana
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Aroona:
Meridan Plains Currimundi Battery Hill
Little Mountain Aroona Battery Hill
Little Mountain Caloundra West Caloundra

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

History

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

Demographics

In the 2016 census, Aroona recorded a population of 3,287 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. 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.

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.

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