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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Milperra is 4,041, with a population density of 7.35 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Milperra is bounded by Milperra Road in the north, a line between Horsley Road and Marigold Street in the east, the South Western Motorway and Henry Lawson Drive in the south, and the Georges River in the west.

Name origin

Milperra is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “company” or “gathering of people”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for poultry farms and vegetable gardens. Significant development did not occur until the post-war period, when areas were redeveloped for housing. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of people living in each dwelling.

Land use

Milperra is an established residential, industrial and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus), Deepwater Park, Bankstown Golf Club, Milperra Reserve, Milperra Sports Centre, Vale of Ah Reserve, Beatham Reserve, Dunstan Reserve, Frank Moulang Reserve, Gordon Parker Reserve, Heritage Park, Newland Reserve, Tompson Reserve, Whittle Reserve and two schools.