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Berwick (South)
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Berwick (South) is 24,297, with a population density of 16.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Berwick (South) is bounded by the Princes Freeway in the north, the Cardinia Creek in the east, Grices Road in the south and the Berwick Town Drain and the suburb of Narre Warren in the west.

Name origin

Berwick is named after Berwick-on-Tweed, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Residential development dates primarily from the early 1980s. Rapid growth occurred between 1991 and 2011. The population increased from 2,200 in 1991 to over 22,000 in 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Berwick (South) is a growing residential area, with rural areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Eden Rise Village Shopping Centre, Old Cheese Factory, Casey Softball Association, Berwick Wetlands, Berwick Fields Reserve, Eddie Barron Reserve, Kingsmere Reserve and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the southern part of the suburb of Berwick.