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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Islington is 1,983, with a population density of 27.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Islington is bounded by Chinchen Street, Throsby Creek and the suburb of Maryville in the north, The Avenue, Milford Street, the suburb of Wickham, Albert Street and Maitland Road in the east, and the railway line in the south and west.

Name origin

Islington is named after a suburb in London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1870s. Significant residential and industrial growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. Expansion occurred during the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2011, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Islington is an established residential and industrial area, with commercial land use around the intersection of Beaumont Street and Maitland Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Islington Park, Islington Skate Bowl and one school.