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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Deepdene is 2,033, with a population density of 23.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Deepdene is bounded by Gordon Street in the north, Hardwicke Street, Whitehorse Road, Maleela Avenue and Chatfield Avenue in the east, Highton Grove, Chatfield Avenue, Walsh Street, Palm Grove, Barnsbury Road, the Outer Circle Trail and a line running east-west to the north of Mont Albert Road in the south, and Burke Road in the west.

Name origin

Deepdene is named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Gradual growth took place during the late 1800s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued during the early 1900s and the interwar period. Growth resumed during the post-war years. The population increased slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased more substantially between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Deepdene is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Deepdene shopping area on Whitehorse Road, Deepdene Park, the Outer Circle Trail and two schools.