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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Albion is 2,940, with a population density of 19.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Albion is bounded by Marne Road, Hudson Road, Renwick Street, Miles Street and Ford Street in the north, Sandgate Road, Barlow Street, Kidston Street, Towers Street, Morgan Street, Crosby Road, Royal Terrace, Cooksley Street and Yulstar Street in the east, Breakfast Creek in the south, and the railway line, Albion Overpass and McLennan Street in the west.

Name origin

Albion is named after an original hotel in the area, which was named from a variation of the Celtic "Alba", meaning Britain.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place in the 1880s and 1890s, accompanied by the establishment of industries. Expansion continued during the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. A flour mill was built in 1930, operating until 2005. Growth continued during the post-war period. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Population growth is expected in the future, largely from urban renewal projects such as The Mill Albion.

Land use

Albion is predominantly a residential and recreational area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Albion Park Paceway, Crosby Park and one school.

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