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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Woodvale is 9,361, with a population density of 15.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woodvale is bounded by Ocean Reef Road in the north, the City of Wanneroo in the east, Whitfords Avenue in the south and the Mitchell Freeway in the west.

Name origin

Woodvale was named to describe the area as it was first seen - rolling countryside that had many stands of good timber.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1920s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Development was minimal until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place from the late 1970s through to the mid 1980s. Growth continued until the mid 1990s, then slowed in the late 1990s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Woodvale is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial parklands in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Yellagonga Regional Park, Woodvale Nature Reserve, Chichester Park, Timberlane Park, Woodvale Boulevard Shopping Centre, Woodvale Shopping Centre, Gascoyne Park, Parkside Park, Trappers Park and numerous schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Woodvale is located in the City of Wanneroo.