About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wooloowin is 6,481, with a population density of 29.46 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Wooloowin is bounded by Kedron Brook in the north, Park Avenue, Junction Road, Bonney Avenue, Victoria Parade, Balmain Street, Lisson Grove and Miles Street in the east, Renwick Street, Hudson Road, Marne Road, McLennan Street and Torrance Street in the south, and Felix Street, Almora Street, Isedale Street and Lutwyche Road in the west.
Wooloowin is thought to be named from Aboriginal words meaning "smoke" and "pigeon".
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (2 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population and dwelling stock have been relatively stable since the early 1990s.
Wooloowin is an established predominantly residential area.
Major features of the area include Kalinga Park, Melrose Park, Emergency Services Complex Kedron Park and a number of schools.