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St Albans
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for St Albans is 37,490, with a population density of 26.91 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Albans is bounded by Taylors Road in the north, Sunshine Avenue in the east, the Western Ring Road and Jones Creek in the south and Gladstone Street, 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 the township established in 1887. Land was used mainly for farming. Development of the area slowed with the depression of the late 1890s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, aided by immigration. Rapid growth took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The population has fluctuated slightly since the early 1990s, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

St Albans is an established residential area, with a commercial area around the intersection of Main Road East and the railway line.

Major features

Major features of the area include Victoria University (St Albans Campus), Sunshine Hospital, Western Day Surgery, St Albans Shopping Centre, St Albans Market, Biggs Street Reserve, Churchill Reserve, Errington Reserve, Glenmaggie Reserve, International Gardens Reserve, Jamieson Street Reserve, Larisa Reserve, McKechnie Park, Sunshine Park, Wahgunyah Drive Reserve, the St Albans, Ginifer and Keilor Plains railway stations and numerous schools.