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Rowville (Central)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rowville (Central) is 15,969, with a population density of 18.78 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rowville (Central) is bounded by Stud Road and Kelletts Road in the north, Napoleon Road in the east, Wellington Road in the south, and Dandenong Creek and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the west.

Name origin

Rowville is named after the Row family, early land holders in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1838, being the first settlement in the City of Knox, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the 1870s. The area remained predominantly rural until the 1970s. Significant development took place during the 1980s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s, and then declined slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Rowville (Central) is a predominantly residential area, with an industrial area in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stud Park Shopping Centre, Rowville Lakes Shopping Centre, Kingston Links Golf Course, Rowville Community Centre, Stamford Park Homestead, Arcadia Reserve, Eildon Park, Park Ridge Reserve, Peregrine Reserve, Pine Hill Reserve, Row Reserve, Stud Park Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

Rowville (Central) encompasses the central part of the suburb of Rowville.