About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for White Rock is 4,878, with a population density of 5.26 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
White Rock is bounded by Cairns Golf Club, Hepburn Street and the suburb of Woree in the north, the locality of Portsmith in the east, the suburb of Edmonton and Skeleton Creek in the south, and the Bruce Highway and the North Coast railway line in the west.
White Rock is named after White Rock Peak, in the nearby Freshwater Creek State Forest.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (9 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, with rapid growth during the late 1970s and 1980s. Population growth continued from the early 1990s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.
White Rock is a relatively recent residential area, with undeveloped areas in the south, and conservation areas in the east.
Major features of the area include Minniecon Park, Sheehy Road Park, Thornton Court Park, Tiffany Street Park, Leichhardt Football Club and two schools.