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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Warabrook is 2,021, with a population density of 13.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Warabrook is bounded by Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) in the north, Carandotta Street and Vickers Street in the east, and the railway line in the south and west.

Name origin

Warabrook is named from a derivation of the Waratah Abattoir which was once located in the area, and the numerous waterways within the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for an abattoir and cattleyards. Population was minimal until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 1991 and 1996. Rapid growth continued during the late 1990s, with growth slowing considerably between 2001 and 2006, as less new dwellings were added to the area. The population declined marginally between 2006 and 2011, due to relative stability in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Warabrook is a relatively recent residential area, with industrial land use around Warabrook Boulevard.

Major features

Major features of the area include Warabrook Wetlands Reserve, Casuarina Circuit Reserve, Cedrella Crescent Reserve, Eucalyptus Circuit Reserve, Rosegum Road Reserve and Warabrook Shopping Centre.