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Orange Central

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Orange Central is 3,010, with a population density of 11.10 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Orange Central is bounded by Dalton Street in the north, the railway line in the east, Warrendine Street in the south, and Woodward Street in the west.

Name origin

Orange is named after Prince William of Orange (who later became King William I of the Netherlands). It was previously known as Blackman's Swamp.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1823, although population was minimal until the 1850s. Some growth took place in the late 1800s, continuing into the early 1900s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly from the 1950s to the 1970s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Orange Central is an established residential and commercial area within the township of Orange.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Orange City Centre, TAFE NSW Western Institute (Orange College), Orange Regional Gallery, Orange Aquatic Centre, Orange Civic Theatre, Council offices, Cook Park, Elephant Park, John Lomas Skate Park, Moulder Park, Robertson Park, Wade Park, the Orange railway station and a number of schools.

Included areas

Orange Central encompasses the central part of the urban section of the locality of Orange.