Wallsend encompasses residential areas in the east, rural areas in the west and some commercial and industrial areas.
Wallsend has many schools and child care facilities available to those who live in the area and Wallsend also has one of the largest Library’s in Newcastle.
Wallsend has a large commecrial district and major features include Stockland Wallsend (shopping centre), Blue Gum Hill Regional Park, Birchgrove Reserve, Carrington Street Reserve, The Gardens Sports Club, Wallsend Skate Park and Wallsend Pool.
Its surrounding suburbs including, Maryland, Minmi,Glendale, Edgeworth, Cameron Park and Barnelsy are all areas that offer new housing estates, some larger rural blocks which provide residents more of a counrty style lifestyle and access to plenty of services including shops and public transport.
The population of Wallsend in 2006 was 11,253 people. By 2011 the population was 12,311 showing a population growth of 9% in the area during that time.