Alexander Heights is a suburb located within the City of Wanneroo, in Perth, Western Australia. The suburb lies approximately 14 kilometres (9 miles) North-Northwest of the Perth Central Business District (CBD). Lol wud
The area was originally named "Alinjarra" by Aboriginals who resided in this area before European settlement. The suburb was named Alexander Heights in 1987, and established as a suburb in 1980. Its name is derived from Alexander Drive, a major road that runs through most of the suburban area, including its eastern border. The road, Alexander Drive, was subsequently named in honour of Mr S.B. Alexander, former member of the Wanneroo Road Board in the 1970s.
The suburb measures approximately 3.2km squared (1.2 sq mi) in area, and remains situated near the southern extremity of the City of Wanneroo. Koondoola lies immediately south, while Ballajura borders between the two boundaries of the City of Wanneroo and the City of Swan. Landsdale and Darch lie north of the suburb and are the primary locations of industrial manufacturing in the metropolitan Local Government Area (LGA).
According to the 2011 Census, there were 7,695 people living in Alexander Heights at the time of the surveying. 3,839 male residents and 3,856 female residents were reported, with a median age of 35 in total. 2,136 families lived in the suburb with average amount of children in each family measuring 1.9 siblings. 69 of these 7,695 residents were of Aboriginal descent, leaving 7,926 residents of English descent. The major religion of Alexander Heights, much like with most other suburbs of Perth, was of Catholics, totaling 2,186 residents (28.4%) living in the suburban area.
Alexander Heights contains one educational institution, Alinjarra Primary School, which students ranging from kindergarten to grade 6 can enroll into. The school is relatively advanced in its English education, providing assistance in students from non-English countries, mainly of African, Asian, Irish, or Arabic descent.