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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mortdale is 10,768, with a population density of 37.33 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mortdale is bounded by the suburb of Peakhurst, Wattle Street and Forest Road in the north, Ocean Street, Ocean Lane, Grove Avenue, Judd Street and the suburb of Oatley in the east, Boundary Road, the waterway, Lime Kiln Bay and Jinna Road in the south, and Lorraine Street in the west.

Name origin

Mortdale is named after Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, an original land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s when the first land grants were made, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1850s when several farms were established. Growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, accompanied by the establishment of a brickworks and the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued in the early 1900s, with rapid development during the 1920s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Mortdale is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north-west, and commercial areas near the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hurstville Golf Club, Beatty Street Reserve, Colebourne Street Reserve, Jubilee Park, Milsop Reserve, Mortdale Memorial Park, Oatley Heights Park, Ruby Wing Reserve, Ken Rosewall Tennis Centre, the Mortdale railway station and two schools.