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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Yagoona is 18,740, with a population density of 40.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Yagoona is bounded by Buist Street, Rose Street, Ferrier Road, Brunker Road and Graf Avenue in the north, Rookwood Road in the east, the Hume Highway, Brancourt Avenue, Glasop Street, Cantrell Street and Marion Street in the south, and Warung Street, Suncroft Avenue, Clarke Street, Horton Street and Australia Street in the west.

Name origin

Yagoona is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “now” or “today”. It was originally known as Irish Town.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s. Growth was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war period. The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Yagoona is an established residential area, with commercial areas around the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Potts Park (Greyhound Track), Gazzard Park, George Green Oval, Gillman Reserve, Graf Park, Henty Park, Marion Reserve, Middleton Park, O’Neill Park, Birrong Reservoir, the Yagoona railway station and two schools.