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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Davidson is 2,846, with a population density of 11.18 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Davidson is bounded by Middle Harbour Creek in the north and west, Garigal National Park, Stone Parade, Borgnis Street, Andrew Street, Ashworth Avenue, Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, Kambora Avenue and Pound Avenue in the east, and Mimosa Street, John Oxley Drive, McBrien Place and the suburb of Frenchs Forest in the south.

Name origin

Davidson is named after Sir Walter Davidson, former Governor of New South Wales.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and mining. Growth was minimal until the post-war years, with significant development in the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Davidson is a predominantly residential area, with some rural land in the west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Garigal National Park, Macfarlane Reserve, Richard Healey Reserve and two schools.