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Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area is 1,259, with a population density of 0.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area is bounded by Jandakot Regional Park, Pony Place, Nicholson Road and Thomas Road in the north, Kargotich Road, the Serpentine River, Rowe Road, Hopeland Road, Henderson Road and the South Western Highway in the east, the Shire of Murray in the south, and the City of Rockingham and the City of Kwinana in the west.

Name origin

Keysbrook is thought to be named after Charles Key, who leased land in the area in the late 1800s.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used largely for farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. The population generally increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, with the most rapid growth during the 1990s.

Land use

Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area is predominantly rural, with land used largely for farming and equine activities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Jandakot Regional Park, Banksia Road Nature Reserve, Modong Nature Reserve, Borrello Cheese and Kerulup Pool.

Included areas

Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area encompasses the locality of Oldbury, the western parts of the localities of Hopeland, Keysbrook, Mardella and Oakford, and a small part of the locality of Serpentine.