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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Panania is 13,050, with a population density of 27.75 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Panania is bounded by the South Western Motorway and Beaconsfield Street in the north, Paten Street, Carson Street, Hendy Avenue, Eastern Avenue and Kennedy Street in the east, Paul Street, Azalea Place, Lawler Street, Colleen Avenue, Freda Street, Riverside Avenue, Irene Lane, Penrose Avenue, Gracemar Avenue, Milford Avenue and Stevens Street in the south, and Tower Street, Childs Street, Kelso Park South, Henry Lawson Drive, the Georges River and Henry Lawson Drive in the west.

Name origin

Panania is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “sun rising in the east and shining on the hills”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for poultry farming and orchards. Significant development did not occur until the 1930s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place in the post-war years, aided by public housing construction. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Panania is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway station, and some parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kelso Park, Kelso Park North, Kelso Park South, Georges River Softball Complex, Canmarlie Reserve, Edwards Reserve, Field of Dreams, Gowlland Reserve, Killara Reserve, Marco Park and numerous schools.