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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Airds is 3,723, with a population density of 15.45 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Airds is bounded by Georges River Road in the north, the Georges River in the east, the suburb of St Helens Park in the south, and Dorchester Park in the west.

Name origin

Airds was named after the Scottish estate of Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth Campbell.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although land remained mainly bushland and farms until the post-war years. Significant development took place from the early 1970s when the Housing Commission developed a new estate in the area. The population declined from the early 1990s, a result of a decline in dwelling stock and in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Airds is an established residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Riverside Reserve, The Woolwash, the Georges River, Airds Village Shopping Centre, Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre, Kevin Wheatley Reserve, Canally Reserve, Merino Park, Riley Park, Ryeland Park, Airds Indoor Sports Centre and a number of schools.