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Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds is 4,904, with a population density of 5.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mollymook - Narrawallee & Surrounds is bounded by Narrawallee Creek in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Princes Highway in the south and the locality of Milton in the west.

Name origin

Mollymook is a corruption of the word “mollymawk”, the name given by sailors to small species of albatross.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the 1970s. The population increased between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population declined marginally between 2006 and 2011 as few new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined.

Land use

Mollymook - Narrawallee & Surrounds is a residential area, with some rural land use. Predominate industries include retail and tourism with the majority of the workforce commuting to Milton/Ulladulla. Mollymook Beach has a median age of 54 and is 5km from Ulladulla. Narrawallee has a median age of 50 and is 7km from Ulladulla.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mollymook Hilltop Golf Course, Mollymook Beachside Golf Course, Mollymook Beach Reserve, Mollymook Oval, Narrawallee Park, Narrawallee Picnic Area and various beaches.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Mollymook, Mollymook Beach and Narrawallee.