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Clayfield

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Clayfield is 11,042, with a population density of 37.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Clayfield is bounded by the Schulz Canal in the north, Widdop Street, Gellibrand Street, Zillman Road, Union Street, Franz Road and Alexandra Road in the east, Reeve Street, Wren Street, Upper Lancaster Road, Kidston Street, Barlow Street and Sandgate Road in the south, and Ford Street, Miles Street, Lisson Grove, Balmain Street, Victoria Parade, Bonney Avenue, Junction Road and Park Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Clayfield was named for the clay used in the brickworks which were located nearby.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for pastoral purposes. Growth took place from the 1880s into the early 1900s, aided by the construction of the railway line and tramline. Growth continued during the post-war period. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased marginally between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Clayfield is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Sandgate Road and Junction Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kalinga Park and a number of schools.

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