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South Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South Ward is 46,248, with a population density of 25.36 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South Ward is bounded by Chapel Road South and Macauley Avenue in the north, Stacey Street, Fairford Road, Canterbury Road and Salt Pan Creek in the east, the Georges River in the south, and the railway line, The River Road and Canterbury Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, farming and orchards. 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 gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

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

Major features

Major features of the area include Georges River National Park, the Georges River, Yeramba Lagoon, Cattle Duffers Flat, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Padstow College), Padstow Shopping Centre, Homemaker City, East Hills Park, Padstow Park, Playford Park, Ruse Park, Beauty Point Reserve, Bill Delauney Reserve, Boomerang Reserve, Clarke Reserve, Cutting Reserve, Fitzpatrick Park, Fox Reserve, Lambeth Reserve, Little Salt Pan Reserve, Monash Reserve, Montgomery Reserve, Neptune Park, Neville Clasper Reserve, Pivetta Reserve, Richardson Reserve, Rorie Reserve, Salt Pan Creek Reserve, Smith Park, Stuart Reserve, Sylvan Grove Native Gardens, The River Reserve, Thorpe Park, Virginius Reserve, Cottrell Pathway, Riverside Walkway and several schools.

Included areas

South Ward includes the suburbs of Padstow, Padstow Heights, Picnic Point and Revesby Heights, and part of the suburbs of Bankstown, East Hills, Panania and Revesby.