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Hendra

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hendra is 4,884, with a population density of 18.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hendra is bounded by the Schulz Canal in the north, the Gateway Motorway in the east, Raceview Avenue, Nudgee Road, Mein Street, Kitchener Road and Sefton Road in the south, and Alexandra Road, Franz Road, Union Street, Zillman Road, Gellibrand Street and Widdop Street in the west.

Name origin

Hendra was thought to be named using a traditional Cornish place name, indicating an old hamlet or town.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for crop and dairy farming. Growth took place from the 1880s into the early 1900s, aided by the construction of the railway line. Growth continued during the post-war period. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Hendra is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, and some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bannister Park, T. C. Beirne Park and a number of schools.

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