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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Daw Park is 2,596, with a population density of 25.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Daw Park encompasses two areas, which are separated by the suburb of Colonel Light Gardens. The northern section of Daw Park is bounded by Edward Street in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Penang Avenue and Richmond Avenue in the south, and Winston Avenue in the west. The southern section of Daw Park is bounded by Corunna Avenue and Light Place in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Daws Road in the south, and Winston Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Daw Park is named after John Wickham Daw, an original land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development took place from the 1910s to the 1930s and during the post-war years, with much of the housing constructed by the State Bank for war service homes. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Daw Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Repatriation General Hospital and Crozier Reserve.