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Furnissdale - North Yunderup

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Furnissdale - North Yunderup is 1,928, with a population density of 1.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Furnissdale - North Yunderup is bounded by Pinjarra Road in the north and east, the Forrest Highway, the Murray River and the Worallgarook Branch in the south, and the Serpentine River in the west.

Name origin

Furnissdale is named after William John Furniss, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used largely for grazing and wheat growing. Some growth took place during the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred from the post-war years, after land was subdivided in Furnissdale in the 1940s. The population increased between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011 due to little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Furnissdale - North Yunderup is a rural and residential area. Rural land is used largely for grazing and equine activities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Barragup Swamp Reserve, Furnissdale Foreshore Reserve, Kingfisher Park, York Street Park, Jennala Island, West Murray Community Hall, the Murray River and the Serpentine River.