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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Minto is 12,856, with a population density of 13.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Minto is bounded by the transmission line, Collins Promenade and the locality of Ingelburn in the north, Bensley Road and the locality of Minto Heights in the east, Westmoreland Road, Pembroke Road and Rose Payten Drive in the south, and Campbelltown Road and Bow Bowing Creek in the west.

Name origin

Minto was named by Governor Macquarie after the Earl of Minto, then Viceroy of India.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Land was first subdivided in the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s, including public housing construction. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, largely a result of dwelling stock loss as part of the Minto Renewal Project.

Land use

Minto is a residential and industrial area, with some rural land in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Minto Mall, the Minto industrial area, Kayess Park Touch Football Complex, Victoria Park Hockey Fields, Ben Lomond Reserve, Coronation Park, Jersey Park, John Rider Reserve, Kyngmount Park, Passfield Park, Peace Park, Pembroke Park, Porter Reserve, Redfern Park, Rose Park, Townson Oval, Valley Vista Reserve and a number of schools.