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Toukley District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Toukley District is 9,966, with a population density of 9.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Toukley District is bounded by Budgewoi Lake in the north and west, the locality of Budgewoi and the Tasman Sea in the east, and the locality of Magenta in the south.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with the main industries being farming and fishing. Population was minimal until the 1880s, with the Norah Head Lighthouse built in 1904. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s, with rapid growth into the 1980s. The population increased gradually during the 1990s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area. The population fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Toukley District is a residential and holiday area, with substantial parklands and conservation areas, and some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include part of Wyrrabalong National Park, Norah Head Lighthouse, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Canton Beach, Hargraves Beach, Jenny Dixon Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Pebbly Beach, Soldiers Beach, Toukley Golf Club, Toukley Shopping Centre, Toukley Aquatic Centre, Lutanda Toukley (camp), Bert Edmunds Reserve, Bush Street Reserve, Canton Beach Foreshore Reserve, Cliff Street Reserve, Darren Kennedy Oval, Hargraves Reserve, Harry Moore OAM Oval, Irene Parade Reserve, Jenny Dixon Reserve, Lions Park, Mazlin Reserve, Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve, Norah Head Sportsground, Osborne Park, Toukley Gardens, Toukley Village Green, Noraville Cemetery, the Toukley Bridge, the ocean foreshore, Ted Rafferty Cycleway and two schools.

Included areas

Toukley District encompasses the suburbs of Canton Beach, Norah Head, Noraville and Toukley.