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CairnsQueensland
View from hotel window. Sheridan St, Cairns. - panoramio (1).jpg
View along Sheridan Street, 2011
Cairns North is located in Queensland
Cairns North
Cairns North
Coordinates 16°54′36″S 145°45′42″E / 16.91°S 145.7616°E / -16.91; 145.7616 (Cairns North (centre of suburb))
Population 5,191 (2016 census)
 • Density 851/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4870
Area 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Cairns
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Cairns North:
Whitfield Aeroglen Trinity Bay
Edge Hill Cairns North Trinity Bay
Manunda Parramatta Park Cairns City

Cairns North is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Cairns North had a population of 5,191 people.

Heritage listings

Cairns has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Demographics

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 5,191 people in Cairns North.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.0% of the population.
  • 47.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were India 4.9%, England 4.1%, New Zealand 3.4% and Japan 2.5%.
  • 56.6% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 3.2%, Japanese 2.8% and Mandarin 2.5%.
  • The most common response for religion was No Religion at 32.5%.

Education

Cairns Technical College and High School Building, 2013
Cairns Technical College and High School Building, 2013

Mother of Good Counsel School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 394 Sheridan Street (16°53′58″S 145°45′22″E / 16.8994°S 145.7562°E / -16.8994; 145.7562 (Mother of Good Counsel Catholic School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 374 students with 25 teachers (21 full-time equivalent) and 13 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).

Cairns State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls on the corner of Sheridan Street and Upward Street (16°55′00″S 145°46′05″E / 16.9166°S 145.7680°E / -16.9166; 145.7680 (Cairns State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,673 students with 131 teachers (123 full-time equivalent) and 67 non-teaching staff (52 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There is no government primary school in Cairns North. The nearest government primary schools are Edge Hill State School in neighbouring Edge Hill to the west and Parramatta State School in neighbouring Parramatta Park to the south.

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