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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Clapham is 1,700, with a population density of 22.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Clapham is bounded by Murray Street in the north, Price Avenue and the railway line in the east, the suburb of Panorama in the south, and Strathcona Avenue and a line running continuous of Strathcona Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Clapham is named after a London suburb.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place in the late 1800s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the 1910s and 1920s. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, largely a result of an increase in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Clapham is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Balyana Conference Centre, Haddington Reserve and one school.