About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sydenham is 11,444, with a population density of 31.95 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Sydenham is bounded by the Melbourne-Bendigo railway line in the north and east, Hume Drive, Burnley Grove and Bungarim Wynd in the south and Calder Park Drive in the west.
Sydenham is named after Thomas Sydenham, former British Secretary of State.
2016 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1980s, as expansion moved across from Taylors Lakes. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing nine-fold between 1991 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth slowed considerably between 2006 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added to the area.
Sydenham is a relatively recent residential area.
Major features of the area include Delbridge Drive Reserve, Orchid Square Reserve, Overton Lea Reserve, Pioneer Park, Rose Hedge Reserve, Stagecoach Reserve, Aqua Gardens Shopping Centre, Sydenham Community Centre, the Watergardens railway station and numerous schools.