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Hurstville (total)

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hurstville (total) is 30,950, with a population density of 75.22 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hurstville (Total) 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, Woids Avenue, First Avenue, 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 1808 when the first land grant was made. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. Hurstville City Centre developed as the major retail hub of the Georges River Council area. Expansion continued during the early 1900s, 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 high and medium density housing.

Land use

Hurstville is a residential and commercial area which has experienced significant recent growth in the central city section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Hurstville Shopping Centre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, Hurstville Private Hospital, Waratah Private Hospital, Georges River Council Hurstville Service Centre, Arrowsmith Park, Croot Park, Denman Street Reserve, Doyle Gardens, Emma Edwards Reserve, Empress Street Reserve, Hurstville Oval, Kempt Field, St Georges Parade Reserve, Thorpe Park, Warren Reserve, Woodville Park, the Hurstville railway station and a number of schools.