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North Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Ward is 52,445, with a population density of 29.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Ward is bounded by the water supply pipeline in the north, Rookwood Road, the Hume Highway and the railway line in the east, Marion Street, Saltash Street and the Hume Highway in the south, and Woodville Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. Significant development did not occur until the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place during the post-war years, aided by public housing construction and industrial development. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

North Ward is an established residential and industrial area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Potts Hill Reservoirs, Birrong Reservoir, Chester Square Shopping Centre, Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, Sefton Golf Course, Birrong Leisure Centre, Wran Leisure Centre, Maluga Passive Park, Potts Park (Greyhound Track), Abbott Park, Alder Park, Avalon Reserve, Band Hall Reserve, Bullock Reserve, Burton Reserve, Cheryl Reserve, D Simmington Field, Ferrier Park, Forshaw Reserve, Gazzard Park, George Green Oval, Gillman Reserve, Goondah Reserve, Graf Park, H Wooster Field, Henty Park, Jensen Park, Jim Ring Reserve, Judith Reserve, Kawana Reserve, Magney Reserve, Marion Reserve, Maxwell Reserve, Middleton Park, Nugent Park, O’Neill Park, Pobje Reserve, Rose Park, Ryan Park, Thella Kenway Reserve, Thurina Park, Walshaw Park, Woodland Reserve and numerous schools.

Included areas

North Ward includes the suburbs of Birrong, Potts Hill and Sefton, the Bankstown City part of the suburbs of Chester Hill, Regents Park and Villawood, most of the suburb of Yagoona, and part of the suburbs of Bankstown and Bass Hill.