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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Narraweena is 6,746, with a population density of 38.49 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Narraweena is bounded by Willandra Road, Pertaka Place, Gould Avenue and Lynwood Avenue in the north, Victor Road in the east, the suburb of Brookvale in the south, and Lascelles Road, Warri Close, Monaro Place, McIntosh Road, Careden Avenue, Parr Parade, Alkira Circuity and Willandra Road in the west.

Name origin

Narraweena is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "quiet place in the hills".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, although growth was slow until the post-war years. Significant development occurred in the 1960s and 1970s, aided by public housing construction. The population increased from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Narraweena is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Beverley Job Park and two schools.