Parkerville - Stoneville - Hovea
About the profile areas

The 2011 population for Parkerville - Stoneville - Hovea is 5,323, with a population density of 0.77 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Parkerville - Stoneville - Hovea is bounded by a line running continuous of Cameron Road and Cameron Road in the north, a line running continuous of Short Street, Short Street and the locality of Mount Helena in the east, Jarrah Road, Milligan Road, Lacey Road, the locality of Mundaring, Thomas Road, Kintore Road and the Great Eastern Highway in the south and Throssell Road and the City of Swan in the west.

Name origin

Parkerville is named after Stephen Henry Parker, an original land holder in the area. Stoneville is named after Sir Albert Edward Stone, former Chief Justice of Western Australia. Hovea is named after the purple flowered native plant.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and fruit growing. Growth took place in the 1890s and early 1900s, following the opening of the railway line. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. The population has increased since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Parkerville - Stoneville - Hovea is a rural and residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include John Forrest National Park, Wooroloo Regional Park, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, Alice Hebb Park, Brookside Park, Falls Park, Florence Watson Reserve, Hanley Park, John Taylor Park, Milligan Park, Norris Park, Parkhill Estate Reserve, Parkerville Recreation Ground, Victoria Road Trail Reserve, William Adams Park, Yennerdin Park, Glen Brook Dam, Mahogany Creek Dam and one school.