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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Skye is 9,044, with a population density of 5.42 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Skye is bounded by Wedge Road, Taylors Road and Thompsons Road in the north, the Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, the suburb of Langwarrin and Valley Road in the south, and the eastern edge of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, Ballarto Road and McCormicks Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 1991 and 2001, and again between 2001 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. Substantial growth continued between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Skye is a rapidly developing residential area, with remaining rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Skye Golf Driving Range & 9 Hole Golf Course, Paintball Carrum Downs, Dogs Victoria State Dog Centre, Heyson Reserve, Skye Reserve and one school.