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Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown is 7,142, with a population density of 15.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown is bounded by the suburb of Green Point in the north, the suburb of Kincumber and Kincumber Broadwater in the east, and Brisbane Water in the south and west.

Name origin

Yattalunga is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "watering place". Saratoga is named after Saratoga Springs in New York. Davistown is named after the concentration of Davis family members once living and building ships there.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1820s, although population was minimal until the 1850s. Early economic activity in the area included shell gathering, cattle raising, citrus orcharding and ship building. Land subdivision and tourism growth occurred during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Ferries were a main means of transport before the building of Davistown Road. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s, with growth slowing during the late 1990s. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown is an established predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Davistown Wetlands, Saratoga Wetland, Davistown Tidal Pool, Yattalunga Tidal Pool, Mount Pleasant Lookout, Buyuma Park, Davistown Memorial Oval, Guringai Park, Illoura Reserve, Jirrumba Reserve, Lintern Street Playground, Pine Avenue Playground, Restella Street Playground, Saratoga Oval, historic Veteran Hall Cemetery, Davistown Progress Hall, Saratgoa Community Hall, various wharves and Brisbania Public School.