About the profile areas
The 2011 population for Yagoona is 18,720, with a population density of 35.66 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Yagoona is bounded by Buist Street, Rose Street, Ferrier Road, Brunker Road and Graf Avenue in the north, Rookwood Road in the east, the Hume Highway, Brancourt Avenue, Glasop Street, Cantrell Street and Marion Street in the south, and Warung Street, Suncroft Avenue, Clarke Street, Horton Street and Australia Street in the west.
Yagoona is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “now” or “today”. It was originally known as Irish Town.
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Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s. Growth was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war period. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.
Yagoona is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway station.
Major features of the area include Potts Park (Greyhound Track), Gazzard Park, George Green Oval, Gillman Reserve, Graf Park, Henty Park, Marion Reserve, Middleton Park, O’Neill Park, Birrong Reservoir and two schools.