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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kallaroo is 5,442, with a population density of 18.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kallaroo is bounded by the suburb of Mullaloo, Northshore Drive, Mullaloo Drive and Kallaroo Place in the north, Marmion Avenue in the east, Whitfords Avenue in the south and the Indian Ocean in the west.

Name origin

Kallaroo is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "road to the water".

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from 1969. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, with expansion slowing during the early 1990s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of few dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Kallaroo is an established residential area, with substantial parklands along the coast.

Major features

Major features of the area include Whitfords Beach, Mullalo Beach, Bridgewater Park, Kieman Park, Belrose Park, Castlecrag Park, Damper Park, Whitfords West Park, Kallaroo Foreshore Reserve and one school.