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Kerang (South)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kerang (South) is 1,362, with a population density of 0.18 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kerang (South) is bounded by the locality of Reedy Lake, the Murray Valley Highway and Kerang-Koondrook Road in the north, the locality of Koroop and Pyramid Creek in the east, the localities of Kerang East, Tragowel and Dingwall in the south, and McKenzie Road and the localities of Wandella and Fairley 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 improved access. Expansion continued during the early 1900s. The population declined slightly during the early 1990s, and then increased slightly between 1996 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Kerang (South) 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 Atkinson Park, Dry Lake, Kerang Historical Museum, Kerang Saleyards, Kerang Airport and one school.

Included areas

Kerang (South) is the southern part of the locality of Kerang.