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Elermore Vale
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 5,526 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,130/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2287
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Elermore Vale:
Wallsend Wallsend Lambton
Edgeworth Elermore Vale New Lambton Heights
Edgeworth Glendale Rankin Park

Elermore Vale is a suburb on the western outskirts of Newcastle, New South Wales. Before becoming a residential suburb in the 1900s, the area was used for chicken farming, cattle farming, and coal mining. By the 1960s, the school and the other facilities of the suburb had been established.

Previously known as Wallsend South before being renamed Elermore Vale. Elermore Vale had a population of around 5,500 in 2016.

Plans for development of a retirement village, a A$6 million project by developers Pepperwood Ridge to create 72 self-care units for 800 people, in Elermore Vale have caused controversy. In 2004 Newcastle City Council defended an appeal made by the developers in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.

The suburb is served by Newcastle Transport bus routes 26 and 46 and Hunter Valley Buses routes 263 and 270.

Macquarie College is on Lake Road, Elermore Vale. One of Newcastle's leading private schools, it provides quality co-education, K-12, in a Christian environment.

Wallsend South public school is located on 16 Smith Road is a co-ed government primary school.

The Shaft Tavern in Elermore Vale is the starting and finishing point for the annual Shaft Shuffle Fun Run, organized by the Elermore Vale Lions.

In 2016 the median age of resident was 40, 81.5% were born in Australia and 84.9% only spoke English at home.

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