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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Pimpama is 9,620, with a population density of 2.37 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Pimpama is bounded by the Pimpama River in the north and east, McCoys Creek, the locality of Coomera, Yawalpah Road, Kerkin Road South, the Pacific Motorway and the locality of Upper Coomera in the south, and the localities of Willow Vale and Kingsholme in the west.

Name origin

Pimpama is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of soldier (mickey) birds".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and sugar growing. Some growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. The population increased substantially between 1996 and 2001 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. The population declined between 2001 and 2006, a result of a decline in dwelling stock and the share of occupied dwellings. Rapid growth then took place, with the population doubling between 2006 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added.

Land use

Pimpama is a rapidly developing residential and rural-residential area, with substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, Le Mans Kart Racing Complex, Gold Coast Motorsport Training Centre, Zorb Park, Ormeau Station Shopping Centre, Brian Houston Village Green, Canowindra Oval, Heritage Park (South Coast Restoration Society), Pimpama River Conservation Area, Pimpama Wetland Reserve and several schools.