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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kedron is 14,299, with a population density of 27.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kedron is bounded by Rode Road, Bristol Road, Boothby Street and Wavell High School in the north, Edinburgh Castle Road, Cressey Street, Castor Road, Huet Street and Shaw Road in the east, Kedron Brook in the south, and Sturdee Lane, Lennon Street, Wayland Street, Lutana Street, Clifford Street, Bayview Street, Mawson Street and Webster Road in the west.

Name origin

Kedron is named after Kedron Brook, which was named after the Biblical stream near Jerusalem.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for dairy and crop farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development took place from the 1950s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased marginally between 2001 and 2006, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Kedron is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bradbury Park, Mercer Park, Lutwyche Cemetery and a number of schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs of Kedron and Gordon Park.