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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sefton is 5,974, with a population density of 32.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sefton is bounded by the water supply pipeline in the north, Chisholm Road, Jensen Park and Woods Road in the east, Ferrier Road, Rose Street, Buist Street, Baird Street and Broad Street in the south, and Hector Street in the west.

Name origin

Sefton is named after a place in London, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. Significant development did not occur until the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place during the post-war years. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Sefton is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway station, and industrial areas in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sefton Golf Course, Alder Park, Rose Park, the Sefton railway station and several schools.