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The 2013 population for Boulcott is 2,484, with a population density of 15.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Boulcott is bounded by Fairway Drive in the north, High Street in the east, Melling Road in the south, and the Hutt River in the west.

Name origin

Boulcott is thought to be named after Almon Boulcott, an early farmer in the area.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the post-war years. Significant residential development took place from the 1940s into the 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2013.

Land use

Boulcott is an established residential and recreational area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hutt Golf Club, Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club, the Hutt River Trail, Boulcott Village commercial centre and one school.