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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kealba is 3,383, with a population density of 13.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kealba is bounded by Green Gully Road in the north, Taylors Creek and the Maribyrnong River in the east, the Western Ring Road in the south and Sunshine Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Kealba is named from a combination of the words Keilor and St Albans.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Kealba is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kulin Wetlands, the Sunshine Quarry, Harefield Crescent Reserve and one school.