According to the 2006 Census there were 2,442 people in 1,144 dwellings (in 2001 there were 2376 people in 1140 dwellings).
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Sport and Recreation Facilities
Jesmond Park, Heaton Park and Maclure Reserve provide large open space areas in the suburb. These parks offer children’s equipment, both cycle and walk ways, picnic areas and a skate ramp.
Go to park facilities and locations for more information about sport and recreation facilities in Newcastle.
Jesmond Community Preschool and Jesmond Early Education Centre provide childcare in the area. Both are located near the Stockland shopping centre for easy access.
Although there is no region library branch in Jesmond, Wallsend library is located nearby. Visit the library for more information about libraries in Newcastle.
Jesmond has access to a number of schools including, Heaton Primary, Jesmond Primary and the Jesmond Campus of Callaghan College.
Public transport bus services in the Jesmond area are of a reasonable standard due to the services of the nearby University. The suburb provides a bus interchange for the Newcastle area. Go to The Newcastle and Hunter Bus Timetable for bus times.
Jesmond’s commercial centre is situated on Blue Gum Road. There are a number of mixed businesses as well as a large shopping complex, Stockland Mall, Jesmond. The area serves Newcastle with a district centre function.
Jesmond was originally known as Dark Creek. The area developed from the landowner’s steam saw mills and employment in local orchards, quarries and mines. By 1883 there were 600 residents and an established village. In the 1880’s, John Campion opened a soap works in Jesmond and by the early 1900’s his brand was well know throughout NSW.
Today, the suburb provides a commercial centre as well as residential area for both students of the University and the aging, with specific aged housing facilities.
Jesmond has become a multicultural area due to many international university students living in the suburb.