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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Balmoral is 4,325, with a population density of 34.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Balmoral is bounded by Lytton Road in the north, Thynne Road and Victoria Street in the east, Derby Street, Howard Street, Belgrave Street and Riding Road in the south, and Barton Road and Hawthorne Road in the west.

Name origin

Balmoral is named from a Gaelic word meaning "beautiful residence" or "majestic castle".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Expansion continued during the early 1900s, the interwar period and the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Balmoral is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Balmoral Heights Park and two schools.

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