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Croydon Hills

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Croydon Hills is 5,536, with a population density of 22.27 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Croydon Hills is bounded by the proposed Northern Arterial Road and Gatters Road in the north, Yarra Road in the east, Plymouth Road in the south, and Bemboka Road, the suburb of Warranwood and Kerry Road in the west.

Name origin

Croydon Hills is named for the hilly area to the north of Croydon, which was named after a town (now suburb) near London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used largely for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1980s, with growth continuing in the 1990s, but at a slower rate. The population was relatively stable 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

Croydon Hills is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Narr-Maen Reserve, Settlers Orchard Reserve, Yarrunga Reserve, Candlebark Walk Reserve and several schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Croydon Hills and the City of Maroondah part of the suburb of Wonga Park.