About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hillarys is 11,348, with a population density of 17.97 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Hillarys is bounded by Whitfords Avenue in the north, Marmion Avenue in the east, Hepburn Avenue, West Coast Drive and Southside Drive in the south and the Indian Ocean in the west.
Hillarys is named after Bertram John Hillary, an early resident of the area.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (6 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from 1930, although growth was minimal until the 1970s. Significant development occurred during the 1980s, spurred by the boat harbour development. Rapid growth continued during the early 1990s, with expansion continuing from the mid 1990s, but at a slower rate, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area.
Hillarys is a relatively recent residential area, with a commercial area in the north-east and substantial parklands along the coast.
Major features of the area include Hillarys Boat Harbour, Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre, The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), The Great Escape Theme Park, Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre, Rottnest Island Ferry Terminal, Em Halliday Recreation Camp, Hillarys Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Park, Flinders Park, Hillarys Beach Park, Hillarys Park, James Cook Reserve, Mawson Park, Hillarys Beach, Whitfords Beach and two schools.