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Umina Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Umina Beach is 17,026, with a population density of 24.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Umina Beach is bounded generally by Veron Road and Gallipoli Avenue in the north, Springwood Street, West Street and Barrenjoey Road in the east, Broken Bay in the south and the locality of Patonga in the west.

Name origin

Umina Beach is named from an Aboriginal word meaning 'to rest' or 'place of sleep'.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although growth was limited until the late 1800s. Growth continued in the early 1900s, aided by the expansion in tourism and the marketing of the area as a holiday resort. In the 1910s-20s numerous land subdivisions were cleverly marketed by Staples & Co. Despite this, more significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population increased slightly during the 1990s, was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly again between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Umina Beach is an established residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Ocean Beach, Umina Beach, Australia Avenue Playground, Brisbane Avenue Playground, Lentara Street Playground, McEvoy Oval, Panorama Park, Paul Street Playground, Umina Oval, Vernon Park, WL Lloyd Park and two schools.