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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Dee Why is 22,770, with a population density of 66.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Dee Why is bounded generally by Lynwood Avenue, Campbell Avenue and South Creek Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, generally by Headland Road, Harbord Road and Warringah Road in the south, and Victor Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. In the early 1900s Dee Why was a small town where people went for weekends or annual holidays. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, especially with the construction of apartments and units. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high density housing.

Land use

Dee Why is a predominantly residential area, with substantial commercial areas along and near Pittwater Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dee Why Grand Shopping Centre, Dee Why Market Shopping Centre, Dee Why Plaza, the retail area along Pittwater Road, Delmar Private Hospital, Dee Why Lagoon, Dee Why Beach, Dee Why Rockpool, Ghania Lookout, Dee Why Park, Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Refuge, James Meehan Reserve, Stony Range Botanic Garden, Council offices, St Lukes Grammar School and a number of other schools.