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St Albans (West)

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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for St Albans (West) is 14,647, with a population density of 26.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Albans (West) is bounded by Taylors Road in the north, the Sydenham railway line in the east, the Western Ring Road, Jones Creek and Gladstone Street in the south and Station Road and Kings Road in the west.

Name origin

St Albans is named after a place in Hertfordshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with growth particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

St Albans (West) is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Victoria University (St Albans Campus), McKechnie Park, International Gardens Reserve, Glenmaggie Reserve, Jamieson Street Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

St Albans (West) is the western part of the suburb of St Albans.