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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Woongarrah is 5,313, with a population density of 10.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woongarrah is bounded by Mona Road in the north, Arizona Road, the suburb of Charmhaven, Mataram Road and the Pacific Highway in the east, Sparks Road in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Woongarrah is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "camp site" or "sleeping place".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, although population was minimal until the 1870s. Gradual growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the late 1990s. Rapid growth took place from 2001, with the population increasing five-fold between 2001 and 2011. Population growth is expected to continue.

Land use

Woongarrah is a new and developing residential area, with rural areas in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Applegum Park, Mataram Ridge Park, Woongarrah Neighbourhood Park, Woongarrah Sports Fields, MacKillop Catholic College Warnervale and Woongarrah Public School.