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Arundel
Gold CoastQueensland
Greenacre Drive, Arundel, Queensland.jpg
Greenacre Drive, 2015
Arundel is located in Queensland
Arundel
Arundel
Coordinates 27°56′19″S 153°21′50″E / 27.9386°S 153.3638°E / -27.9386; 153.3638 (Arundel (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°56′19″S 153°21′50″E / 27.9386°S 153.3638°E / -27.9386; 153.3638 (Arundel (centre of suburb))
Population 10,246 (2016 census)
 • Density 995/km2 (2,580/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4214
Area 10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Bonney
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Arundel:
Helensvale Coombabah Biggera Waters
Gaven Arundel Labrador
Molendinar Parkwood Southport

Arundel is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Arundel had a population of 10,246 people.

Geography

Located in the suburb is the Coombabah Lake Conservation Park, bordered by Coombabah Creek and adjacent to the Ivan Gibbs Wetlands Reserve in Coombabah. The Biggera Creek Dam is located in Arundel, for the purpose of flood mitigation.

Amenities

Situated nearby is the Arundel Hills Country Club, which has its own golf course. Other major facilities are located in adjacent suburbs, including Helensvale railway station and Westfield Helensvale (Helensvale), Harbour Town Shopping Centre (Biggera Waters) and Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital and the G:link light rail service.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Arundel recorded a population of 9,575 people, 51.7% female and 48.3% male. The median age of the Arundel population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37. 60.9% of people living in Arundel were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.7%, England 5.5%, China 1.3%, South Africa 1.2%, Korea, Republic of 1.2%. 80% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Korean, 1.5% Mandarin, 1.2% Japanese, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.5% Greek.

Education

Arundel State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Cnr Napper Road & Arundel Drive (27°56′42″S 153°21′57″E / 27.9450°S 153.3658°E / -27.9450; 153.3658 (Arundel State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1125 students with 78 teachers (72 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

A B Paterson College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 10 A B Paterson Drive (27°55′39″S 153°21′37″E / 27.9276°S 153.3603°E / -27.9276; 153.3603 (A B Paterson College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1390 students with 103 teachers and 90 non-teaching staff (72 full-time equivalent).

There is no government secondary school in Arundel. The nearest government secondary schools are Coombabah State High School in neighbouring Coombabah to the north, Southport State High School in neighbouring Southport to the south-east, and Pacific Pines State High School in Pacific Pines to the west.

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