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Punchbowl
About the profile areas

The 2011 population for Punchbowl is 8,301, with a population density of 41.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Punchbowl is bounded by Wattle Street in the north, Koala Road and Punchbowl Road in the east, Canterbury Road in the south, and Stacey Street South, Boxley Crescent, Stacey Street, Daphne Avenue, Columbine Avenue, Scott Street, the railway line and Carrisbrook Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Punchbowl is named after Punchbowl Road, which was thought to describe a natural feature on the Cooks River in current day Belfield.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Significant development did not occur until the inter-war period. Rapid growth took place during the post-war years. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Punchbowl is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Punchbowl Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Arthur Park, Salmon Reserve and several schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Punchbowl is located in Canterbury City.