About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bowen is 6,245, with a population density of 10.20 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Bowen is bounded by Phillip Street in the north, Ophir Road, the extent of the urban area and Perc Griffith Way in the east, the Mitchell Highway (Bathurst Road) in the south, and the railway line in the west.
Bowen is named after an original terrace of homes in the area.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (6 Km2)
persons per hectare
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. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011 due to little change in dwelling stock.
Bowen is a predominantly residential area within the township of Orange, with some rural land in the eastern section.
Major features of the area include Dudley Private Hospital, Orange Showground, Anzac Park, Margaret Stevenson Park, Newman Park, Orange General Cemetery & Crematorium and numerous schools.
Bowen encompasses the eastern part of the urban section of the locality of Orange.