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Sorrento

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sorrento is 7,714, with a population density of 21.87 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sorrento is bounded by Southside Drive, West Coast Drive and Hepburn Avenue in the north, Marmion Avenue in the east, Warwick Road, Freeman Way and Marine Terrace in the south, and the Indian Ocean in the west.

Name origin

Sorrento is thought to be named after a seaside town in Italy.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Development was minimal until the 1930s, following subdivision. Rapid growth took place from the 1970s, with growth slowing during the early 1990s. The population has been relatively stable since the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Sorrento is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Seacrest Park, Seacrest Village Shopping Centre, Marmion Beach, Sorrento Beach, Genef Park, Porteous Park, Robin Park, Tom Walker Park and two schools.

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