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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Carina is 11,811, with a population density of 23.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Carina is bounded by Richmond Road, Creek Road and the Minnippi Parklands in the north, Wood Avenue, Fursden Road, Bulimba Creek and Meadowlands Road in the east, Creek Road and Old Cleveland Road in the south, and Kennington Road, Coke Street, Brisbane Avenue, Mantilla Street, Melbourne Avenue, Nurstead Street, D'Arcy Road and Molloy Road in the west.

Name origin

Carina is named after an original property in the area, which was named after Kate Carina Thorne, daughter of an early landholder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, and again in the early 1900s. However, the area remained largely rural until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1950s and 1960s, aided by public housing construction. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Carina is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Seven Hills Bushland Reserve, Brisbane High School Sports Complex, Belmont Reserve Park, Clem Jones Centre, Joe Bradfield Centre, Porters Paddock and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Carina and part of the suburb of Seven Hills.

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