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Rural South - Lucknow

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rural South - Lucknow is 1,746, with a population density of 0.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rural South - Lucknow is bounded by the locality of Orange, Gosling Creek and the locality of Emu Swamp in the north, the Cabonne Council area in the east, Blayney Shire in the south, and the Cabonne Council area in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Population was minimal until the 1850s, aided by the discovery of gold at Lucknow. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, due largely to mining booms. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population increased between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Rural South - Lucknow is a predominantly rural area to the south of the urban centre of Orange. It contains the village of Spring Hill. Rural land is used mainly for forestry, mining and farming.

Major features

Major features of the area include Orange Aerodrome, Spring Creek Reservoir, Canobolas State Forest, The Pinnacle Reserve and various wineries.

Included areas

Rural South - Lucknow encompasses the localities of Huntley, Lucknow, Shadforth and Spring Creek, and the Orange City parts of the localities of Canobolas, Guyong, Millthorpe, Spring Hill, Spring Terrace and Springside.