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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cromer is 8,103, with a population density of 12.82 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cromer is bounded by Wakehurst Parkway in the north, the Narrabeen Lakes, South Creek, South Creek Road, Penrith Avenue, Parkes Road, South Creek Road East and Campbell Avenue in the east, Lynwood Avenue, Gould Avenue, the southern edge of Lillihina Reserve, Pertaka Place and Willandra Road in the south, and Little Willandra Road, Wheeler Creek and the locality of Oxford Falls in the west.

Name origin

Cromer is thought to be named after an English town.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, although growth was slow until the post-war years. Significant development occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased gradually between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Cromer is an established residential area, with bushland in the north, and an industrial area in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Cromer Golf Club, Cromer Park, Dee Why Valley Reserve, Dee Why West Recreation Reserve, St Matthews Farm Reserve, James Morgan Reserve, Lillihina Reserve, Truman Reserve and two schools.