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Spotswood - South Kingsville

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Spotswood - South Kingsville is 4,790, with a population density of 12.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Spotswood - South Kingsville is bounded by the West Gate Freeway, Stony Creek and the City of Maribyrnong in the north, the Yarra River in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Drake Street, the railway line and Blackshaws Road in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the west of New Street in the west.

Name origin

Spotswood is named after George Spotswood, an early resident of the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Residential growth was accompanied by industrial development. Significant development occurred during the interwar and immediate post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Spotswood - South Kingsville is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Scienceworks Museum, Westgate Golf Club, Edwards Reserve, Donald W McLean Reserve, Riverside Park, Spotswood Oval, Spotswood railway station and two schools.