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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wallsend is 12,878, with a population density of 8.97 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wallsend is bounded by Minmi Road, the northern boundary of Summerhill Waste Management Centre, Minmi Road and the locality of Shortland in the north, Sandgate Road, Tillie Road, Cameron Street, Curry Street, the suburb of Jesmond, Mordue Parade and the suburb of Lambton in the east, the suburb of Elermore Vale, Croudace Road and the Newcastle Link in the south, and Lake Macquarie City and the locality of Minmi in the west.

Name origin

Wallsend is named after a coal mining township in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1828, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until 1858, with growth from the 1860s, spurred by the establishment of the first coal mine. Rapid development took place during the late 1800s, with the original coal mine operating until 1934. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Wallsend encompasses residential areas in the east, rural areas in the west, and some commercial and industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stockland Wallsend (shopping centre), Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Birchgrove Drive Reserve, Carrington Street Reserve, Cressington Street Reserve, Federal Park, Hope Street Reserve, Invermore Close Reserve, James Park, Rotunda Park, Rushton Park, Upper Reserve, Wallsend Brickworks Park, Wallsend Park, Whitegates Reserve, The Gardens Sports Club, Wallsend Skate Park, Wallsend Pool, Summerhill Waste Management Centre and several schools.