About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rankin Park is 1,406, with a population density of 18.09 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Rankin Park is bounded by Kirton Avenue, Cambridge Drive and the locality of Elermore Vale in the north, the locality of New Lambton Heights in the east, McCaffrey Road and Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Grandview Road in the west.
Rankin Park is named after Mr A A Rankin, a prominent Newcastle solicitor.
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Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years. The population gradually declined from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.
Rankin Park is an established residential and parkland area.
Major features of the area include George McGregor Park and Murabambah Park.
Part of the suburb of Rankin Park is located in Lake Macquarie City.