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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Pearcedale is 3,766, with a population density of 1.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Pearcedale is bounded by North Road in the north, Craig Road, Craigs Lane and the locality of Cannons Creek in the east, Mornington Peninsula Shire and South Boundary Road East in the south and the Western Port Highway in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with growth into the early 1900s. Land was used mainly for farming, market gardening and grazing. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then declined marginally between 2006 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Pearcedale is a rural and rural-residential area. Land is used largely for market gardening, flower growing and grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pearcedale Conservation Park, Moonlit Sanctuary, Colley Street Bushland Reserve, Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, Pearcedale Village (Shopping) Centre and one school.

Included areas

A small part of the locality of Pearcedale is located in Mornington Peninsula Shire.