Tamworth Regional CouncilCommunity profile

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South Tamworth

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South Tamworth is 6,706, with a population density of 10.45 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South Tamworth is located to the south-west of the Tamworth CBD. South Tamworth is bounded by Kent Street, a line running continuous of Kent Street and the New England Highway in the north, the Peel River, Calala Creek and the locality of Calala in the east, Calala Lane, the New England Highway, Wilburtree Street and Hillvue Road in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

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

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable from the mid 1990s.

Land use

South Tamworth is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Southgate Shopping Centre, Robert Street Shopping Centre, Altona Park, Barsden Park, Chaffey Park, Electra Park, Hyman Park, Leo Park, Quota Park and several schools.