City of JoondalupCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Joondalup is 9,404, with a population density of 8.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Joondalup is bounded by Burns Beach Road and Joondalup Drive in the north, the City of Wanneroo in the east, the suburb of Edgewater, Lakeside Drive, Joondalup Drive and Eddystone Avenue in the south and the Mitchell Freeway in the west.

Name origin

Joondalup is named after Lake Joondalup, an Aboriginal word which means "place of whiteness or glistening".

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the 1980s and early 1990s. The population continued to increase between 1996 and 2006, although at a slightly slower rate, with growth slowing even more between 2006 and 2011, as fewer new dwellings were added to the area. Many of the new dwellings have been medium and high density housing.

Land use

Joondalup is a relatively recent residential and institutional area, with some industry in the west, and a commercial area in the central section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Joondalup City Centre, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Yellagonga Regional Park, Arena Joondalup (home of the West Perth Football Club), Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup Private Hospital, Joondalup Aquatic Centre, Joondalup Basketball Stadium, Council offices, Lake Joondalup, Lake Joondalup Nature Reserve, Blue Lake Park, Central Park, Neil Hawkins Park, Windermere Park, the Joondalup Learning Precinct (consisting of Edith Cowan University (Joondalup Campus), West Coast Institute of Training (Joondalup Campus) and Western Australia Police Academy), and two schools.