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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bayswater is 12,074, with a population density of 15.33 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bayswater is bounded by Dandenong Creek in the north, Dorset Road in the east, Holloway Drive, the railway line, Devenish Road, Scoresby Road and Boronia Road in the south, and Stud Road, Mountain Highway and a line to the east of the J W Manson Reserve in the west.

Name origin

Bayswater is named after an early property in the nearby area, which was named after a place in England. It was previously known as Scoresby North and Macauley.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for grazing and orchards until the early 1900s. Significant residential development occurred during the post-war years, accompanied by industrial growth. The population has fluctuated slightly since the early 1990s, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Bayswater is an established residential and industrial area, with commercial areas along Mountain Highway and around the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bayswater Park, Bayswater Village Shopping Centre, Bayswater Business Park, Guy Turner Reserve, Sasses Avenue Retarding Basin Reserve and a number of schools.