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Stake Hill - Barragup - Nambeelup - North Dandalup

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Stake Hill - Barragup - Nambeelup - North Dandalup is 2,533, with a population density of 0.11 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Stake Hill - Barragup - Nambeelup - North Dandalup is bounded by the City of Rockingham and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in the north, Boyd Road, Preece Road, the localities of Keysbrook, Myara and Whittaker in the east, Wades Road, the localities of Fairbridge and Ravenswood, Paterson Road, Rogers Road, the locality of Ravenswood and Pinjarra Road in the south, and the Serpentine River, the City of Mandurah and Stock Road in the west.

Name origin

Stake Hill is named after the hill in the area. Barragup is named from an Aboriginal word. North Dandalup is named from an Aboriginal word for the rivers in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Population was minimal until the 1960s. Development took place in the North Dandalup township from the 1970s. The population increased from the early 1990s, nearby doubling between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, due to fewer new dwellings being added.

Land use

Stake Hill - Barragup - Nambeelup - North Dandalup is a rural and rural-residential area, with a small township at North Dandalup, and some industrial land use. Rural land is used largely for grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Black Lake, Goegrup Lake, Nambeelup Pool, Yalbanberup Pool, Murrayfield Aerodrome, Fairbridge Village, Goegrup Lake Nature Reserve, North Dandalup Community Park, North Dandalup Oval, North Dandalup Community Hall, the Serpentine River and one school.

Included areas

This area encompasses the localities of Barragup, Nambeelup, North Dandalup and Stake Hill, and the Shire of Murray part of the locality of Keralup.