Elanora, Queensland facts for kids
Gold Coast, Queensland
Seaview Parade, 2015
|Population||11,645 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,308/km2 (3,390/sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Area||8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
Elanora is located between Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek, 13 kilometres (8 mi) west-north-west of the coastal border town of Coolangatta and 94 kilometres (58 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Its local government area is the City of Gold Coast.
In the 2011 census, Elanora recorded a population of 11,645 people, 51.9% female and 48.1% male. The median age of the Elanora population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 76.6% of people living in Elanora were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.3%, New Zealand 5%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.5%. 91.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.5% Japanese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Serbian.
Elanora, an Aboriginal word for "home by the sea", was originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922.
Elanora is bounded by Tallebudgera Creek to the northwest, Pacific Motorway to the northeast and east, and Guineas Creek and Simpsons Roads to the southeast. It contains Elanora State High School, Elanora Primary School and a small neighbourhood shopping centre on Nineteenth Avenue, and The Pines, a larger shopping centre on Guinness Creek Road. Elanora also has a large public library. Under the Queensland Government proposal to extend the Gold Coast railway line, a station at Elanora, near The Pines Shopping Centre has been proposed.
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