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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Karingal is 13,643, with a population density of 17.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Karingal is bounded by the northern edges of The National Golf Club (Long Island) and Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club and the western and southern edges of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in the north, the Peninsula Link in the east, Cranbourne Road and Beach Street in the south, and McMahons Road, the Frankston Freeway, Skye Road and the Frankston-Dandenong Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place from the 1950s through to the 1980s, particularly during the 1960s, with development primarily by the AV Jennings Company. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Karingal is an established residential and parkland area, with a large commercial centre and several small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Karingal Hub Shopping Centre, Karingal Village Shopping Centre, The National Golf Club (Long Island), Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, Ballam Park, Frank Street Reserve, Whistle Stop Reserve, Wingham Park, Worland Park, Ballam Park Homestead and a number of schools.

Included areas

Karingal encompasses the north-eastern part of the suburb of Frankston.