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Carina Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Carina Heights is 6,829, with a population density of 20.05 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Carina Heights is bounded by Old Cleveland Road in the north, Creek Road in the east, Pine Mountain Road and the suburb of Holland Park in the south, and the suburb of Camp Hill, Jones Road, Samuel Street and Cambridge Street in the west.

Name origin

Carina Heights 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 increased during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Carina Heights is an established residential area, with significant parklands and a quarry.

Major features

Major features of the area include Whites Hill Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital and Pine Mountain.