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Rankin Park

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.

Name origin

Rankin Park is named after Mr A A Rankin, a prominent Newcastle solicitor.

Settlement history

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.

Land use

Rankin Park is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include George McGregor Park and Murabambah Park.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Rankin Park is located in Lake Macquarie City.