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Manly West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Manly West is 11,755, with a population density of 23.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Manly West is bounded by Preston Road in the north, Whites Road, Muriel Avenue, Empire Avenue and a line running continuous of Empire Avenue in the east, Lota Creek, Whites Road and Manly Road in the south, and Wondall Road in the west.

Name origin

Manly West is named for the area west of Manly, which is thought to be named after the beachside suburb in Sydney.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Growth took place in the early 1900s as land was subdivided. Development continued during the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1950s, and further housing developments during the 1970s and 1980s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Manly West is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mayfair Village on Manly Shopping Centre, Heers Park, Golf Mania Driving Range and a number of schools.