Rockhampton Regional CouncilCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Allenstown is 2,876, with a population density of 12.89 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Allenstown is located to the south and south-west of the Rockhampton CBD. Allenstown is bounded by Archer Street, Murray Street, South Street and Saleyards Street in the north, the railway line in the east, the Nepean Highway and Upper Dawson Road in the south, and Penlington Street, Davis Street and Canning Street in the west.

Name origin

Allenstown is named after William Allen, an early settler in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, largely a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Allenstown is a residential area, with some industrial land use. Rural land is used mainly for animal grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Allenstown Plaza, Bolton Park, Curtis Park, Kettle Park, Saleyards Park and two schools.