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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bletchington is 10,807, with a population density of 11.99 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bletchington is bounded by the extent of the urban area in the north, the railway line and Clergate Road in the east, Dalton Street in the south, and the Mitchell Highway (Molong Road) and Ploughmans Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly from the 1970s. Growth continued during the 1990s, slowed considerably between 2001 and 2006, and then resumed again at high levels between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Bletchington is a predominantly residential area within the township of Orange, with some rural land in the northern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Orange Botanic Gardens, Orange Adventure Playground, Bletchington Oval, Jaeger Reserve, Keith Thomas Park, Perry Oval, Somerset Park, Waratah Sportsground and Bletchington Public School.

Included areas

Bletchington encompasses the northern-most part of the urban section of the locality of Orange.