About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Altona Meadows is 20,141, with a population density of 19.03 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Altona Meadows is bounded by the Princes Freeway, Laverton Creek and the railway line in the north, a line that runs along the residential areas, Queen Street and Laverton Creek in the east, Port Phillip Bay in the south, and Skeleton Creek and Crellin Avenue South in the west.
Altona Meadows is named after Altona, a suburb of Hamburg in Germany.
2016 ABS ERP
hectares (11 Km2)
persons per hectare
Development of the area dates primarily from 1971, with growth initially north of Central Avenue and Queen Street. Rapid growth took place from the 1980s, spreading to areas in the south. The population continued to increase during the 1990s. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.
Altona Meadows is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial wetlands in the east.
Major features of the area include Cheetham Wetlands, Central Square Shopping Centre, Bruce Comben Reserve, A. B. Shaw Reserve, C. W. Carlsson Reserve, G. F. Stirling Reserve, H. D. Graham Reserve, J. J. Stewart Reserve, Laverton Park and several schools.