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Brighton East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Brighton East is 16,363, with a population density of 29.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brighton East is bounded by North Road in the north, Thomas Street and the Nepean Highway in the east, South Road in the south, and Hampton Street and the Nepean Highway in the west.

Name origin

Brighton East is named for the area east of Brighton, which was named after a place in Sussex, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, however development was slow, with land used mainly for market gardens and farms. Growth took place in the 1920s, when the tram line was extended and land was subdivided. Development continued during the 1930s, when the whole of Brighton East's street pattern was established. Expansion continued 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

Brighton East is an established residential area, with some commercial land use along the Nepean Highway.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brighton Golf Club, Dendy Park, Ferguson Street Reserve, Glen Edward Rice Reserve, Hurlingham Park, Landcox Park, Little Brighton Reserve, Lucas Street Reserve, Haileybury College Ovals (Castlefield - Brighton Campus) and numerous other schools.