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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Paddington is 8,264, with a population density of 34.45 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Paddington is bounded by Kennedy Terrace, Pitt Street, View Street, Carlyle Street, Cochrane Street, Cairns Terrace and Sweetman Street in the north, Hale Street in the east, Caxton Street, Hall Street, Isaac Street, Guthrie Street, Fernberg Road, Baroona Road, Bayswater Street and Thomas Street in the south, and Carrington Street, Baroona Road, Warburton Street, Kaye Street, Boundary Street, Macgregor Terrace and Jubilee Terrace in the west.

Name origin

Paddington is named after an early property in the area, which was named after a borough in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1859, with land used mainly for timber-getting and market gardening. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. Redevelopment and gentrification took place from the 1970s. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Paddington is a residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Government House, Paddington Central Shopping Centre, Paddington Market, Rosalie Village Shopping Centre, Paddington Boulevarde Shopping Centre and other commercial areas along Given and Latrobe Terraces, Paddington Red Hill Community Centre, Neal Macrossan Park, Ithaca Pool and two schools.