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Calala (Residential)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Calala (Residential) is 2,775, with a population density of 7.20 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Calala (Residential) is located to the south of the Tamworth CBD. Calala (Residential) is bounded by the locality of East Tamworth in the north, the non-urban parts of Calala in the east and south, and Goonoo Goonoo Creek and the locality of South Tamworth in the west.

Name origin

Calala is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of battle".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Calala (Residential) is a residential and rural-residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hadley Recording Studio, Campbell Road Park, Monk Park, Myrl Park and one school.

Included areas

Calala (Residential) is the north-western part of the locality of Calala.