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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Scoresby is 6,296, with a population density of 7.13 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Scoresby is bounded by a line running continuous of George Street, George Street, Stud Road, Joelson Avenue and the suburb of Wantirna South in the north, Wattleview Rise, Grayson Drive, Ferntree Gully Road and Stud Road in the east, Corhanwarrabul Creek in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Name origin

Scoresby is named after Reverend William Scoresby, the arctic explorer, who visited the area in 1856.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Gradual growth took place in the 1860s and 1870s, with the township established in the 1870s. Land was drained and market gardens and orchards were established. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. Rapid growth continued during the 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Scoresby is an established residential and industrial area, with substantial parklands and recreational areas in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Caribbean Gardens Market, Scoresby Village Shopping Centre, Caribbean Business Park, Chesterfield Farm, Caribbean Rollerama, National Steam Centre, Caribbean Lake, Benedict Reserve, Bewsell Reserve, Redcourt Reserve, Scoresby Recreation Reserve and a number of schools.