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Keilor District

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Keilor District is 10,541, with a population density of 5.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Keilor District is bounded by the Calder Freeway, the Maribyrnong River, the southern boundary of the Melbourne Airport, Keilor Park Drive, Sharps Road and Melrose Drive in the north, the standard gauge railway line in the east, the Maribyrnong River in the south and Taylors Creek, a line running continuous of Lady Nelson Way and Sunshine Avenue in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. The township of Keilor was established in the 1840s, growing substantially during the goldrush as a stopover point for travel to the goldfields. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population generally declined slightly from the early 1990s, 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

Keilor District is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brimbank Park, Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Keilor Recreation Reserve, Taylors Creek Linear Park, Keilor Botanic Gardens, the Brimbank City Council Operations Centre, Overnewton Castle, Overnewton Gatehouse Hall and Gallery, Kennedy’s Keilor Valley Vineyard, the heritage registered Keilor Hotel, the Keilor Cemetery and a number of schools.

Included areas

Keilor District includes the suburb of Keilor Park, the City of Brimbank parts of the suburbs of Keilor, Keilor East and Tullamarine, and parts of the suburbs of Keilor Lodge and Taylors Lakes.