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Willetton - Leeming (part)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Willetton - Leeming (part) is 19,263, with a population density of 21.41 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Willetton - Leeming (part) is bounded by the Leach Highway and High Road in the north, Willeri Drive in the east, the Roe Highway, Hollingsworth Way, Beasley Road, Haywood Trail, Bosworth Place and South Street in the south, and Woodlark Place, the City of Melville and Karel Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Willetton is named after Henry Willett, an early land holder in the area. Leeming is named after George Waters Leeming, a surveyor.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place from the late 1960s into the 1970s. Growth slowed during the 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Willetton - Leeming (part) is an established residential area, with an industrial area in the north, and some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Southlands Boulevarde Shopping Centre, Willetton Basketball Stadium, Aderyn Park, Agincourt Park, Arlington Park, Barracuda Park, Beasley Reserve, Bosworth Park, Brolga Park, Burrendah Park, Caulfield Park, Collins Park, Granville Park, Hawkesbury Park, Hilltop Park, Jasmine Park, Kennon Park, Killara Park, Kingfisher Park, Kingsford Park, Lincoln Park, Macquarie Park, Margaret Harrison Park, Morning Cloud Park, Portcullis Park, Prendwick Park, Sheldrake Park, Sir Albert Jennings Park, Sovereign Park, Teal Park, Vale Park, Willetton Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the suburb of Willetton and the City of Canning part of the suburb of Leeming. Most of the suburb of Leeming is located in the City of Melville.