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St Andrews - Bow Bowing

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for St Andrews - Bow Bowing is 7,532, with a population density of 25.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Andrews - Bow Bowing is bounded by the transmission line in the north, the railway line, Thompson Creek and Campbelltown Road in the east, the Campbelltown Road off-ramp in the south, and the Hume Highway in the west.

Name origin

St Andrews is named after a property owned by Scottish convict Andrew Thompson, an early settler in the area. Bow Bowing is named after the creek which runs through the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s as St Andrews was developed by Lend Lease. The population increased during the early 1990s, primarily from the development of Bow Bowing. Growth slowed considerably during the late 1990s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

St Andrews - Bow Bowing is a relatively recent residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include St Andrews Shopping Centre, St Andrews Park, Stromeferry Oval, Bow Bowing Park, Byrne Reserve, Midlothian Reserve, Peace Park, Reid Murray Reserve, Stranraer Park and one school.