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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Earlville is 4,166, with a population density of 11.70 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Earlville is bounded by the suburb of Mooroobool and Chinaman Creek in the north, Chinaman Creek and Cannon Park Racecourse in the east, Mulgrave Road, Henley Street, the Sugarcane Tramway, Clarkes Creek and the suburb of Bayview Heights in the south, and Dinden State Forest in the west.

Name origin

Earlville is named after Edward Earl, an original land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Earlville is an established residential area, with a large commercial area in the north, and conservation areas in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stockland Cairns (shopping centre), Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Henleys Hill Park, Lions Park and Our Lady Help of Christians School.