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Christie Downs

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Christie Downs is 5,365, with a population density of 16.70 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Christie Downs is bounded by Christie Creek in the north, the Southern Expressway in the east, Beach Road in the south and Dyson Road in the west.

Name origin

Christie Downs is named after Lambert Christie, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth occurred during in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant growth took place in the post-war years. Rapid development occurred between the 1950s and 1970s, including public housing construction. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Christie Downs is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Morton Road Park, the parklands along Christie Creek, Christie Downs Community House and several schools.