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Surrey Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Surrey Hills is 8,918, with a population density of 32.48 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Surrey Hills is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Whitehorse Road in the north, York Street, Wilson Street, Windsor Crescent, Alexandria Crescent, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Webster Street and a line that runs parallel north of Riversdale Road in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the east of Highfield Road, Chatham Road and a line that runs parallel east of Northcote Avenue in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1841, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the extension of the railway line. Expansion did not resume until the interwar period. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Surrey Hills is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Union Road shopping area, Balwyn Community Centre, Canterbury Sports Ground, South Surrey Park, Surrey Gardens and two schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Surrey Hills is located in the City of Whitehorse.