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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Hallam is 11,134, with a population density of 13.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hallam is bounded by the Eumemmerring Creek, Hallam North Road and the Monash Freeway in the north, the Troups Creek West Branch in the east, Centre Road and O'Grady Road in the south and the South Gippsland Freeway in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. Residential development did not occur until the 1950s, spurred by growth in neighbouring Doveton. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s, with development in the east in the 1980s and 1990s. The population continued to increase between 2001 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Hallam is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Gunns Road Reserve, Ern Baker Reserve, Hallam Recreation Reserve, Hallam Showplace, Hallam Shopping Centre and two schools.