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Hurstville (Remainder)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hurstville (Remainder) is 23,745, with a population density of 65.79 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hurstville (Remainder) includes two sections: one to the north of the Hurstville City Centre, and the other to the south of the Hurstville City Centre. The northern section of Hurstville (Remainder) is bounded by Stoney Creek Road and Irene Crescent in the north, Croydon Road, Botany Street, the suburb of Carlton and Lily Lane in the east, the railway line, Jack Brabham Drive, Durham Street, Forest Road, The Avenue, Cross Street, Park Road, Queens Road, Patrick Street, Bond Street, Dora Street, Carrington Avenue, Garthons Lane, Gloucester Road, Pearl Street and Forest Road in the south, and King Georges Road and Edmund Street in the west. The southern section of Hurstville (Remainder) is bounded by the railway line, Woniora Road, Hillcrest Avenue, Empress Lane and the railway line in the north, Woids Avenue in the east, First Avenue, George Street, Cole Street, Salisbury Street and Halstead Street in the south, and Poulton Creek, Hillcrest Avenue and King Georges Road in the west.

Name origin

Hurstville is named from the words "hurst", meaning "wooded eminence", and "ville", meaning "town".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, following the opening of the railway line in the 1880s. Expansion continued in the early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Hurstville (Remainder) is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hurstville Private Hospital, Arrowsmith Park, Croot Park, Doyle Gardens, Denman Street Reserve, Emma Edwards Reserve, Empress Street Reserve, Hurstville Oval, Kempt Field, St Georges Parade Reserve, Thorpe Park, Warren Reserve, Woodville Park and a number of schools.

Included areas

Hurstville (Remainder) is the non-commercial part of the suburb of Hurstville. The commercial part of the suburb of Hurstville is included in the Hurstville (City Centre) small area.