City of KnoxCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Knoxfield is 7,816, with a population density of 13.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Knoxfield is bounded by Blind Creek in the north, Fairhills High School, Scoresby Road, Ferntree Gully Road, Knox Park and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the east, Monbulk Creek and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the south, and Stud Road, Ferntree Gully Road, Grayson Drive, O'Connor Road, Rodney Drive, Elliot Street, Belindavale Drive, Wallace Road, Knoxfield Lake, Appleby Close, Lewis Road and Woodbine Court in the west.

Name origin

Knoxfield is named after Sir George Knox, former local and state parliamentarian.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1950s. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The northern area of Knoxfield experienced substantial growth from the 1970s. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable from the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Knoxfield is an established residential and industrial area, with some commercial areas along Ferntree Gully Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Gilbert Park, Knox Park, Knox Athletics Track, Knox BMX Track, Knox Skate Park, Carrington Park Family Leisure Centre, Carrington Park, Egan-Lee Reserve, Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service and two schools.