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West Ulverstone

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for West Ulverstone is 4,268, with a population density of 2.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

West Ulverstone is bounded by Bass Strait in the north, the Leven River in the east, the locality of North Motton in the south, and the Leven River and the locality of Penguin in the west.

Name origin

West Ulverstone is named for the area west of Ulverstone, which is named after the town of Ulverston in the English Lake District.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with growth in the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for crop farming and grazing. Significant residential development occurred from the 1950s to the 1970s. The population declined marginally during the late 1990s, and then increased slightly from 2001 to 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

West Ulverstone encompasses a township area and rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ulverstone Golf Club, Ulverstone Showground, Ulverstone Sports & Leisure Complex, Air Force Park, Bellchambers Park, Legion Park, Reid Street Reserve, River Park, Shropshire Park, Tobruk Park, West Ulverstone Recreation Ground, Zig Zag Hill, Picnic Point Beach, West Ulverstone Beach and one school.