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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tarragindi is 10,300, with a population density of 22.67 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tarragindi is bounded by Willis Street in the north, the Pacific Motorway in the east, the suburb of Nathan, Toohey Forest Park, Mayfield Road, Strathfield Street, Pallaranda Street, Andrew Avenue and Prior Street in the south, and Beverley Hill Street, Northview Outlook, Wonderlost Outlook, Woodville Place, Percy Street, Tarragindi Road and Ekibin Road East in the west.

Name origin

Tarragindi is named after an early property in the area, which was named after Tarragindi Tassaroni, a Loyalty Islander who helped clear timber from the property. It was originally known as Sandy Creek.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Growth took place in the 1920s when land was developed for soldier settlement. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, aided by public housing construction. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased by a similar amount between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

Tarragindi is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tarragindi Reservoir, Wellers Hill Reservoir, Tarragindi Hill Reserve and two schools.