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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Penshurst is 13,406, with a population density of 53.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Penshurst is bounded by Stoney Creek Road in the north, King Georges Road in the east, Hillcrest Avenue and the suburbs of Hurstville Grove and Oatley in the south, and Judd Street, Grove Avenue, Queens Lane, Ocean Lane, Forest Road and Holley Road in the west.

Name origin

Penshurst is named after a place in Kent, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1808 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming and timber-getting. Growth took place during the 1880s and 1890s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the 1920s, the interwar period and 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

Penshurst is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Penshurst Street and near the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, Gifford Park, McRaes Reserve, Olds Park, Penshurst Park, Renown Park, Penshurst Community Centre, the Penshurst railway station and a number of schools.