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Elermore Vale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Elermore Vale is 5,654, with a population density of 12.00 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elermore Vale is bounded by the Newcastle Link, the locality of Wallsend, Croudace Road, Webb Street and the locality of Wallsend in the north, the locality of New Lambton Heights, Cambridge Drive, Kirton Avenue and Grandview Road in the east, and Lake Macquarie City in the south and west.

Name origin

Elermore Vale is named after the Elermore Colliery which was established in the nearby Wallsend area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming, cattle grazing and coal mining. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, as fewer new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined. The population then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011, as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Elermore Vale encompasses residential areas in the east and some undeveloped land in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elermore Vale Shopping Centre, Fitness at Viking Health Club, Cambridge Drive Reserve, Dangerfield Drive Reserve, Elermore Vale Park, Max Street Reserve, Taurus Street Reserve, Walker Fields, Willow Close Reserve, Elermore Vale Skate Bowl and several schools.