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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Laverton is 5,197, with a population density of 24.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Laverton is bounded by the Old Geelong Road and Kororoit Creek Road in the north, the Princes Freeway in the east and south, and the City of Wyndham in the west.

Name origin

Laverton is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the construction of the railway line. The history of this area is strongly associated with the RAAF, with the establishment of the flying base in Laverton in 1926. Much of the initial housing in the area was provided for staff and families. Expansion continued during the post-war years. The population declined between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

Laverton is an established residential area, with commercial areas near the railway stations.

Major features

Major features of the area include McCormack Park, Laverton Swim and Fitness Centre, the Philippine Community Centre, Frank Gibson Reserve, Laverton railway station and several schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Laverton is located in the City of Wyndham.