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Doveton - Eumemmerring

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Doveton - Eumemmerring is 11,381, with a population density of 21.90 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Doveton - Eumemmerring is bounded by the Monash Freeway in the north and north-east, the South Gippsland Freeway in the south-east, the Princes Highway in the south and Claredale Road and the Dandenong Creek in the west.

Name origin

Doveton is named after F.C. Doveton, an early land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. Residential development dates from the 1950s, aided by the establishment of public housing estates in Doveton to provide accommodation for workers at the large factories that were being developed in nearby Dandenong South. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population decreased slightly between 1991 and 2006 as few new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined. The population then increased between 2006 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Doveton - Eumemmerring is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Myuna Farm, Waratah Reserve, Eumemmerring Park, Doveton Public Hall, Doveton Pool in the Park, Dandenong Workers Club Golf Course, Betula Reserve, Kingfisher Reserve, Olive Road Reserve, Power Road Reserve, Robinson Reserve, Rowan Reserve and numerous schools.