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Altona North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Altona North is 12,925, with a population density of 15.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Altona North is bounded by the West Gate Freeway in the north, a line that runs north-south to the west of New Street, a line that runs north-south to the west of Charlotte Street, Mason Street, Blenheim Road and a line that traverses around the western boundary of Bayside Secondary College in the east, the railway line, Kororoit Creek Road and a line that runs north-south to the east of Ganton Court in the south, and Kororoit Creek in the west.

Name origin

Altona North is named after Altona, a suburb of Hamburg in Germany.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1950s, with much of the housing constructed during the 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Altona North is an established residential and industrial area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Altona Gate Shopping Centre, Altona Lakes Golf Course, Paisley Park, A. W. Bond Reserve, A. W. Langshaw Reserve, G. J. Hosken Reserve, Harris Reserve, J. J. Ginifer Reserve, P. J. Lynch Reserve, R. J. Cooper Reserve, S. J. Clement Reserve, W. L. J. Crofts Reserve, Altona Miniature Railway and several schools.

Included areas

This area includes the eastern part of the suburb of Altona North, and a small part of the suburb of Altona. This area excludes the western part of the suburb of Altona North, which is industrial and has no population residing in it.