Caloundra is a city located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and has a number of popular beaches. It is the major business centre for a large part of the Sunshine Coast with facilities such as a hospital, library etc.
Caloundra's postcode is 4551 which it shares with Aroona, Battery Hill, Bells Creek, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Little Mountain, Meridan Plains, Moffat Beach, Pelican Waters and Shelly Beach
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The closest state primary and secondary schools are Caloundra State School and Caloundra State High School. There are also a number of private schools.
Sunland Shopping Centre is a major shopping complex for the area and is located near the centre of Caloundra.
Some interesting figures from the ABS 2001 Census Community Profile Series for Caloundra are split into 2 zones (North and South):
Caloundra North had a population of 17726. This consists of 20.9% Under 15 years of age; 50.3% 15-54 years of age, 28.8% over 55.
Unemployment was 10.9%
57.1% of households were families with children
Of dwellings in the area 78.9% were seperate houses; 12.2% were semi detached, duplexes or townhouses; and 6.4% were flats, units or apartments.
67.7% of houses were owned or mortgaged and 27.6% rented.
Caloundra South had a population of 16605. This consists of 14.4% Under 15 years of age; 41.8% 15-54 years of age, 43.8% over 55.
Unemployment was 13.8%
43.9% of households were families with children
Of dwellings in the area 50.9% were seperate houses; 11.1% were semi detached, duplexes or townhouses; and 30.9% were flats, units or apartments.
57.7% of houses were owned or mortgaged and 34.6% rented.
According to the REIQ: According to research conducted by the REIQ, the median sale price for houses in Caloundra in the 2002 /03 financial year was $237,750. The median unit / townhouse sale price for the same period was $239,000. The median weekly rent for a three-bedroom house in Caloundra in the June Quarter 2003 was $240. The median weekly rent for a two-bedroom unit / townhouse during the same period was $185.