Tamworth Regional CouncilCommunity profile

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West Tamworth (Central)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for West Tamworth (Central) is 2,498, with a population density of 7.77 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

West Tamworth (Central) is located to the west of the Tamworth CBD. West Tamworth (Central) is bounded by the Peel River in the north, the New England Highway in the east, Kent Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

West Tamworth is named for the area to the west 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 1870s and 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 gradually declined from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

West Tamworth (Central) is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth Golf Club, Calala Cottage, West Tamworth League Club, South and West Tamworth War Memorial Swimming Pool, Belmore Park, Chillingworth Oval, Gipps Street Sporting Fields, Riverside Sports Complex, Riverside Park, Scully Park and several schools.

Included areas

West Tamworth (Central) is the eastern part of the locality of Tamworth.