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Carina Heights
BrisbaneQueensland
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Population 6,732 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,980/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4152
Area 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 10.1 km (6 mi) SE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Coorparoo Ward)
State electorate(s)
  • Chatsworth
  • Greenslopes
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Carina Heights:
Camp Hill Carina Carindale
Camp Hill Carina Heights Carindale
Holland Park Mount Gravatt East Mansfield

Carina Heights is both a hill and a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Carina Heights had a population of 6,732 people.

It is located 10.1 kilometres (6.3 mi) by road south-east of the Brisbane GPO.

Toponymy

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

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.

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.

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%.

Education

There are no schools in Carina Heights. The nearest government primary schools are Whites Hill State College in neighbouring Camp Hill to the west, Carina State School in neighbouring Carina to the north, and Mount Gravatt East State School in neighbouring Mount Gravatt East. The nearest government secondary schools are Whites Hill State College in neighbouring Camp Hill to the west and Cavendish Road State High School in neighbouring Holland Park to the south-west.

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