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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Keilor is 6,085, with a population density of 9.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Keilor is bounded by the Maribyrnong River in the north and east, generally by Taylors Creek in the south and Taylors Creek, Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway in the west.

Name origin

Keilor is named after the village of Inverkeilor in Angus, Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, being one of the oldest areas in the City of Brimbank. Land was used mainly for farming and grazing, with the township established in the 1840s. During the goldrush the town grew substantially as a stopover point for travel to the goldfields. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased slightly during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population then declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, as fewer new dwellings were added and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined.

Land use

Keilor is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Overnewton Castle, Overnewton Gatehouse Hall and Gallery, Kennedy’s Keilor Valley Vineyard, the heritage registered Keilor Hotel, Taylors Creek Linear Park, Keilor Recreation Reserve, Bonfield Reserve, Calder Rise Neighbourhood Park, Caroline Chisholm Park, Cliff Harvey Lagoon Reserve, Solomon Drive Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Keilor is location in the City of Hume.