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Kerang (North)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kerang (North) is 2,541, with a population density of 0.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kerang (North) is bounded by the locality of Reedy Lake, the Loddon River, West Road, the locality of Capels Crossing, Angle Road, Kerang-Murrabit Road and the locality of Westby in the north, the locality of Teal Point and Barr Creek in the east, Kerang-Koondrook Road in the south, and the Murray Valley Highway in the west.

Name origin

Kerang is named from an Aboriginal word.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with the township established in the 1860s. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the construction of the railway line and tramline. Expansion continued during the early 1900s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Kerang (North) includes a township area and surrounding rural hinterland. Rural land is used mainly for dairy farming, horticulture, and lucerne and grain growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kerang Golf and Bowls Club, Kerang District Health (Hospital), Kerang Showground & Racecourse, Alexandra Park, Riverside Park, Kerang Swimming Pool, Kerang Warm Water Pool, Kerang Pistol Range, Lester Smith Lookout Tower, Fosters Swamp, the Loddon River and a number of schools.

Included areas

Kerang (North) is the northern part of the locality of Kerang.