About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wakerley is 8,201, with a population density of 16.64 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Wakerley is bounded by Manly Road and Whites Road in the north, Lota Creek, Rickertt Road and Greencamp Road in the east, and New Cleveland Road in the south and west.
Wakerley is named after J W Wakerley, an early land holder in the area.
2016 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming, particularly fruit and vegetable growing. The area remained largely rural until the mid 1990s. Rapid growth took place from 1996, with the population increasing five-fold between 1996 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.
Wakerley is a rapidly developing residential area, with an industrial area in the west.
Major features of the area include Eastside Village Shopping Centre and Bayside Parkland.