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The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore is 3,294, with a population density of 0.67 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore is bounded by the locality of Orangeville in the north, the locality of Mount Hunter in the east, the locality of Mowbray Park in the south, and the locality of Oakdale in the west.

Name origin

The Oaks is named for the "she-oaks" which once covered the area. Glenmore is thought to be named after a place in Ireland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Population was minimal until the 1860s, with the township of The Oaks growing slowly. Expansion took place in the 1930s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years, spurred largely by nearby mining. The population increased from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, with growth slowing between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore is a rural area, with an urban centre at The Oaks. Rural land is used mainly for hobby farms and orchards.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Oaks Airport, Sydney Ultralight Flying Club, Wollondilly Heritage Centre, Dudley Chesham Sports Ground, The Oaks Pony Club and one school.