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Waratah West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Waratah West is 2,889, with a population density of 16.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Waratah West is bounded by the railway line in the north, Maud Street, Lorna Street, Villa Road, the suburb of Waratah, Edith Street and Clarence Road in the east, Acacia Avenue and Alnwick Road in the south, and Avoca Close, the suburb of North Lambton, University Drive, the Chichester Pipe Line and the suburb of Callaghan in the west.

Name origin

Waratah West is thought to be named after the abundance of waratah flowers once found in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population increased between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Waratah West is an established residential area, with an electricity substation in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Braye Park, Allowah Street Reserve, Morpeth Road Reserve, Ray Watt Oval, Thomas Percy Oval and two schools.