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Ulverstone Urban Area

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ulverstone Urban Area is 10,870, with a population density of 3.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Ulverstone Urban Area is bounded by Bass Strait in the north, the Bass Highway and the localities of Turners Beach and Forth in the east, the localities of Abbotsham, Gawler and North Motton in the south, and the Leven River and the locality of Penguin in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for cropping and forestry, with some grazing. Population was minimal until the 1850s when the first land sales were made. More substantial growth took place from 1890 into the early 1900s, spurred by the opening of the railway line to Launceston and port/wharf activities. Significant residential development occurred from the 1950s to the 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable from 2001 to 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

The Ulverstone Urban area encompasses a township (residential, industrial and commercial land use) and surrounding rural areas. Rural land is used largely for agriculture, particularly dairy farming, poultry farming and vegetable growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ulverstone Golf Club, Ulverstone Local History Museum, Ulverstone Outdoor Entertainment Centre, Ulverstone Wharf, Ulverstone Showground, Ulverstone Sports & Leisure Complex, Ulverstone Water Slide, Ulverstone Miniature Railway, Air Force Park, Anzac Park, Bellchambers Park, Bicentennial Park, Fairway Park, Haywoods Reserve, Henslowes Park, Legion Park, Lions Park, Reid Street Reserve, River Park, Shropshire Park, Tobruk Park, West Ulverstone Recreation Ground, Buttons Beach, Picnic Point Beach, West Ulverstone Beach, Shrine of Remembrance Clock Tower, Zig Zag Hill, the Leven River and numerous schools.

Included areas

The Ulverstone Urban Area encompasses the localities of Ulverstone and West Ulverstone.