About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hampton is 14,026, with a population density of 33.07 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Hampton is bounded by South Road in the north, Bluff Road in the east, Highett Road and Bridge Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and New Street in the west.
Hampton is named after Dyas Hampton, an early market gardener in the area. It was originally called Retreat.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (4 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for market gardens. Growth was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the extension of the railway line. Substantial development occurred during the 1930s as market gardens were subdivided and war commission homes were built. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.
Hampton is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.
Major features of the area include the Hampton Street retail and commercial area, Linacre Private Hospital, Hampton Beach, Hampton Pier, Sandringham Athletics Centre, Alexander Park, Boss James Reserve, Castlefield Reserve, Gypsy Village Park, Holyrood Street Park, Myrtle Road Playground, R J Sillitoe Reserve, Thomas Street South Reserve, W L Simpson Reserve, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore, the Hampton railway station, Haileybury College (Castlefield - Brighton Campus) and two other schools.