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Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay is 6,220, with a population density of 27.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay is bounded generally by Gallipoli Avenue and Maitland Bay Drive in the north, Brisbane Water in the east and south, and Barrenjoey Road, West Street and Springwood Street in the west.

Name origin

Ettalong Beach is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place for drinking". Booker Bay is named after William Booker, an early land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1820s, with land used mainly for timber-getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth during the early 1900s as land was subdivided. Significant residential development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population generally increased slightly from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ettalong Beach, Ocean Beach, Ettalong Markets, Ettalong Beach Reserve, Ettalong Oval, Kitchener Park, Lance Webb Reserve, Lemon Grove Park and Ettalong Public School.