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Wiley Park

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Wiley Park is 10,607, with a population density of 78.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wiley Park is bounded by Punchbowl Road, Koala Road, Wiley Avenue and Punchbowl Road in the north, a line running between Fairmount Street and McCourt Street, Ernest Street and Kathleen Street and Ernest Street and Clio Street in the east, Canterbury Road in the south, and The Mall, Rawson Street, Robinson Street South and Robinson Street North in the west.

Name origin

Wiley Park is named after John Wiley, who bequeathed land for the park to the Canterbury Council when he died in 1895.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1832 when the first land grant was made, with development primarily from the 1940s and 1950s. The park bequeathed by John Wiley to the Council in 1895 was progressively developed through the 1920s and 1930s, and has more recently been redeveloped as a passive recreation area with a pond and amphitheatre. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Wiley Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wiley Park, Johnsen Square and several schools.