Gosford City CouncilCommunity profile

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong is 6,542, with a population density of 9.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong is bounded by the suburb of West Gosford in the north, Brisbane Water in the east, Woy Woy Bay in the south and the locality of Kariong and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Name origin

Point Clare is thought to be named after County Clare in Ireland. Tascott is named after Thomas Alison Scott, an early land holder and agricultural pioneer. Koolewong is named from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘koalas there'.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s. Cattle raising and timber getting were early uses of the land in the area. The coming of the railway in the late 1880s led to growing interest from guest house operators and holiday makers. Before Brisbane Water Drive was constructed in the early 1940s, rail transport was the fastest means of travel to Woy Woy or Gosford. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population increased slightly during the early 1990s, declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then increased slightly again between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong is a rural and residential area, with rural areas in the west, and residential areas in the east, along the waterfront.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Water National Park, Kariong Hill Lookout, Point Clare Cemetery, Couche Park, Fagans Park, Goodaywang Reserve, Koolewong Foreshore Reserve, Murrumbooee Place Playground, Seabrook Reserve, Wendy Drive Playground and one school.