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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Narrabeen is 8,482, with a population density of 18.51 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Narrabeen is bounded by the Narrabeen Lagoon in the north and west, the Tasman Sea in the east, and generally by Wetherill Street and Edgecliffe Boulevard in the south.

Name origin

Narrabeen is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "many swans".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1815, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Some growth took place during the interwar period. Significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Narrabeen is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Pittwater Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Narrabeen Lakes, Narrabeen Lagoon, Narrabeen Beach, North Narrabeen Beach, South Narrabeen Beach, Berry Reserve, Birdwood Park, Jamieson Park, Narrabeen Lions Park, Narrabeen Shopping Centre and two schools.