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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Padstow is 13,393, with a population density of 22.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Padstow is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Salt Pan Creek in the east, Henry Lawson Drive, Hall Crescent, Courtney Road and Curzon Road in the south, and Little Salt Pan Creek, Centaur Street, Uranus Road, Treatt Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, McGirr Street, Wyreema Avenue, the railway line, Doyle Road, Blackall Street, Lester Road, Mackenzie Street, the South Western Motorway, Turvey Street, Snowsill Avenue and Napoli Street in the west.

Name origin

Padstow is named after a town in Cornwall, England. It was originally known as Padstow Park Estate.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Significant development did not occur until the late 1920s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the immediate post-war years, aided by public housing construction. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Padstow is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, and some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Padstow College), Padstow Shopping Centre, Padstow Park, Playford Park, Clarke Reserve, Cutting Reserve, Fox Reserve, Richardson Reserve, Rorie Reserve, Stuart Reserve, Riverside Walkway and several schools.