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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lurnea is 9,501, with a population density of 37.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lurnea is bounded by Hoxton Park Road in the north, Calabro Avenue, Liverpool Street, Graham Avenue and Chrysanthemum Avenue in the east, the South Western Motorway and Kurrajong Road in the south and Wonga Road, a line running continuous of Wonga Road and Maxwells Creek in the west.

Name origin

Lurnea is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "platypus" or "resting place".

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1950s and 1960s. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Lurnea is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Amalfi Memorial Park, Meere Park, Phillips Park and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes most of the suburb of Lurnea, with a small part of the suburb located in the Casula small area.