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Cardup area

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cardup area is 1,854, with a population density of 0.83 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Cardup area is bounded by Thomas Road and Hopkinson Road in the north, Cardup Siding Road and the South Western Highway in the east, Norman Road, Soldiers Road and the railway line in the south, and Kargotich Road in the west.

Name origin

Cardup is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “place of the racehorse goanna”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used largely for farming. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. The area remained largely undeveloped until the 1990s. Growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population more than trebling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Cardup area is predominantly rural area, with recent rural-residential growth, and an industrial area in the east, between Robertson Road and the South Western Highway. Rural land is used largely for agriculture and equine activities.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Cardup Nature Reserve.

Included areas

The Cardup area encompasses most of the locality of Cardup and the south-eastern part of the locality of Oakford.