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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oatley is 10,933, with a population density of 24.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oatley is bounded by the waterway, Boundary Road, the suburb of Mortdale and Judd Street in the north, Renown Creek in the east, the Georges River in the south, and Lime Kiln Bay in the west.

Name origin

Oatley is named after James Oatley, watch-maker and builder of the clock for the Hyde Park Barracks.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and interwar period. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population generally increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Oatley is an established residential area, with substantial parklands, and small commercial areas near the railway station and along Mulga Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Oatley Park, Moore Reserve & Wetlands, Acacia Reserve, Charles Street Reserve, Douglas Cross Gardens, Gungah Bay Reserve, Kitchener Street Reserve, Meade Park, Meyer Reserve, Oatley Memorial Gardens, Oatley Pleasure Grounds, Oatley Point Reserve, Renown Park, Simpson Reserve, Steamroller Park, Stevens Reserve, Wyong Street Reserve, Lime Kiln Bay Bushland Sanctuary, Myles Dunphy Bushland Reserve, Oatley Baths, Jew Fish Point, Lime Kiln Head, Como Bridge, the Oatley railway station and numerous schools.