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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kilsyth is 1,753, with a population density of 15.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kilsyth is bounded by Alamein Avenue and Kiloran Avenue in the north, Ervin Road, Glen Dhu Road and Colchester Road in the east, the proposed Healesville Freeway in the south, and the suburb of Croydon South, Dorset Public Golf Course, St Andrews Close, Gleneagles Court, Mt Dandenong Road and the suburb of Croydon in the west.

Name origin

Kilsyth is thought to be named after a town in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with growth particularly from the 1960s through to the 1980s. The population increased between 1996 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, 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

Kilsyth is an established residential and industrial area, with industry located generally in the south.

Included areas

Most of the suburb of Kilsyth is located in Yarra Ranges Shire.