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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Gorokan is 8,468, with a population density of 27.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Gorokan is bounded by the locality of Lake Haven, Westbrook Parade and Goobarabah Avenue in the north, Budgewoi Lake in the east, Tuggerah Lake in the south, and Marks Road, Donald Avenue, Minnamurra Road, Wallarah Road and Lake Haven Drive in the west.

Name origin

Gorokan is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "the morning dawn".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, although population was minimal until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population was relatively stable between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Gorokan is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the retail area along Wallarah Road, Alfred Greentree Reserve, Arlington Street Park, Dalnott Reserve, Gorokan Park, Helen Reserve, Hillary Park, Rowan Park, Wallarah Point Peace Park, Wallarah Bay Recreation Club, the Toukley Bridge, the Budgewoi Lake foreshore, the Lake Tuggerah foreshore and Gorokan Public School.