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Parap - Woolner - Bayview

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Parap - Woolner - Bayview is 5,767, with a population density of 18.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Parap - Woolner - Bayview is bounded by Ross Smith Avenue, Freer Street, Playford Street, Wells Street, Douglas Street, Hudson Fysh Avenue and the Stuart Highway in the north, Reichardt Road, Benison Road, Tiger Brennan Drive and Charles Darwin National Park in the east, Sadgroves Creek, Tiger Brennan Drive, Ashley Street, Armidale Street and the Stuart Highway in the south and Salonika Street, Gilruth Avenue, Goyder Road, Seale Street, Charlotte Street, Gregory Street, Macdonald Street, Holtze Street and Goldsmith Street in the west.

Name origin

Parap is derived from the name Paraparap, the name given to the area in 1912. Woolner is named after the Woolner (Wulna) Aboriginal tribe. Bayview is named after the ‘Bayview Haven' Estate located in the area.

Settlement history

Development of the area originated in the early 1900s when Parap housed workers from Vestey's Bullocky Point Meat Works. Significant development of the area occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, although there has also been some more recent development. The population has increased substantially since the mid 1990s, doubling between 1996 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Parap - Woolner - Bayview is a residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Parap Swimming Pool, Parap Road Safety Centre, Brian Chong Wee Park, Lores Bonney Park and one school.