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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Karama is 5,270, with a population density of 27.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Karama is bounded by Vanderlin Drive in the north and east, McMillans Road in the south and Mueller Road in the west.

Name origin

Karama is thought to be named after an Aboriginal tribe.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The population has declined slightly since the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Karama is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Karama Shopping Plaza, Dickinson Park and a number of schools.