Tamworth Regional CouncilCommunity profile

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North Tamworth

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Tamworth is 5,245, with a population density of 2.89 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Tamworth is located to the north of the Tamworth CBD. North Tamworth is bounded by Browns Lane and a line running continuous of Browns Lane in the north, the locality of Daruka in the east, the locality of East Tamworth, Daruka Road, Janison Street, Darling Street, the railway line and the Peel River in the south, and the locality of Oxley Vale in the west.

Name origin

North Tamworth is named for the area immediately north of Tamworth, which is named after a town in Staffordshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s when squatters began to settle along the Peel River. Growth was minimal until the 1880s, aided by the construction of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area. Significant growth is expected in the future from the Hills Plain development (urban release area).

Land use

North Tamworth is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tamworth Hospital, Tamara Private Hospital, Northgate Shopping Centre, Tamworth Correctional Centre, Angora Park, Jack Woolaston Oval, Tamworth BMX Park, Tamworth Rugby Park (the Nest), Viaduct Park, Tamworth War Cemetery and several schools.