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Erskine Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Erskine Park is 6,595, with a population density of 7.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Erskine Park is bounded by the Western Motorway in the north, Ropes Creek in the east, the water supply pipeline in the south, and Mamre Road, the suburb of St Clair and Erskine Park Road in the west.

Name origin

Erskine Park is named after James Erskine who received an original land grant.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1818 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming, with some extractive industries from the late 1800s. The area remained largely rural until the 1980s. Significant development occurred during the 1980s and early 1990s. Growth began to slow from the mid 1990s, with the population declining slightly from 2001, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Erskine Park is a relatively recent residential area, with industrial land usage in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Erskine Park Village Shopping Centre, Peppertree Reserve, Erskine Park Landfill & Recycling Centre, Erskine Park Community Centre and two schools.