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South Hurstville

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South Hurstville is 5,572, with a population density of 51.33 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South Hurstville is bounded by Halstead Street, Salisbury Street and Cole Street in the north, Burraneer Close and St Georges Parade in the east, Blakesley Road, King Georges Road and Terry Street in the south, and The Appian Way, Connells Point Road, Rowe Street, Greenacre Road, Morshead Drive, Rickard Road and Poulton Creek in the west.

Name origin

South Hurstville is named for the area south of Hurstville, which was named from the words "hurst", meaning "wooded eminence", and "ville", meaning "town".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1808 when the first land grants were made. Population was minimal until the 1860s. Growth took place from the 1880s through to the early 1900s. Expansion continued during the interwar period and the immediate post-war years. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

South Hurstville is an established residential area, with a small industrial area in the north-west, and a commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include South Hurstville Shopping Centre, Grosvenor Reserve, Ma An Shan Friendship Park, Pogson Park, Young Place Reserve and one school.