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Clarinda Area Profile

The Facts: One theory is that the name Clarinda came from one of the many Scottish settlers.

Clarinda is bounded by Centre Road in the north, Springs Road, Bourke Road and Clayton Road in the east, the proposed Dingley Freeway in the south, and Clarinda Road in the west.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1800's, with land used mainly for market gardens.

The State electorate for Clarinda is the Clarinda District. The Federal electorate for Clarinda is the Hotham Division.

People: Clarinda's population is 7,490 people.

The population is forecast to increase by 9.1% (to 8,168 people) in 2036. 

17.9% of households are lone person households.

People aged 70 - 84 years are forecast to have the greatest population increase with an additional 365 people in this age group 2016 to 2036. 

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 5% from 2,675 in 2016 to 2,810 households in 2036. The largest growth is expected for lone person households. 

10.6% are 2 bedroom, 49.7% are 3 bedroom, 24.5% are 4 bedroom, 6.2% are 5 or more bedroom dwellings. 

71.8% of households in Clarinda fully own their dwelling or are purchasing it (mortgage) and 20.7% are renting privately and 4.2% are in social housing.  

26.3% of households with a mortgage are paying the highest loan repayments ($2,337 or more per month).

20.4% of renting households are in the highest rental costs paying $417 or more per week in rent.

Average household size in 2016 is 2.81 people. 

39.1% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016.

Diversity: 49.9% of our residents were born overseas, of which 47.4% are from countries where English was not their first language.

12.3% of our population who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011.

0% of people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Ancestries experiencing the most growth between 2011 and 2016: English (+185 people), Chinese (+117 people) and Indian (+94 people). 

111.2% (838 people) of the population, speak another language and English not well, or not at all. 

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 24.3%, Mandarin 6.7%, Vietnamese 4.6%.

7.8% (591 people) need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability.

Health and Wellbeing: 88.5% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health, compared to Kingston which is 91%.

4% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household.

11.5% of residents identified as smokers.

100% people have access to fresh and affordable food.

0% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household.

96.2% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health.

50% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future.

Safety: 88.5% of people feel safe walking in the local area during the day, compared to 53.8% at night. 

44 reported assault and related offences, and 26 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

80.8% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community. 

96.2% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help.

Community: 12.1% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016. 

30.8% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group. 

85% of people like the look and feel of the local area.

96% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area. 

85% of people believe there are adequate community services available in the local area.

50% of people believe there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important.

76.9% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 3,345 people living in Clarinda in 2016 were employed, of which 57.3% worked full-time and 33.7% part-time.

There were more professionals (18.5%) in Clarinda in 2016 than any other occupation .

Travel: 14.7% of Clarinda residents travelled to work by Public Transport.

20.7% of households own 3 or more motor vehicles compared with 14.7% in Kingston 

Features: Bald Hill Park pays respect to Clarinda’s first name. With over 13 hectares, Bald Hill Park sports a bike and walking path, picnic shelters and playgrounds.

Major features of the area include Clarinda Shopping Centre, Bald Hill Park, Baxter Tip, Alex Fraser Recycling and several schools.

The population density of Clarinda is 21.71 persons per hectare. 

In 1912, the suburb name was changed to Clarinda. It has previously been known as Bald Hill and Bayview.

Nowadays Clarinda is an established residential and horticultural area. The southern area is non-urban, used mainly for flower and vegetable production.

 Data sources for information on this page are:

ABS 2016 Census    

.Id Community |Demographic resources 

Crime Statistics: 

Kingston City Council 2016 Health and Wellbeing Survey September 2014

Social Statistics: