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Ringwood East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ringwood East is 10,580, with a population density of 22.64 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ringwood East is bounded by the Maroondah Highway and Bronhill Road in the north, Mt Dandenong Road, Vasey Concourse, Angus Avenue, the suburb of Croydon, the railway line, Morinda Street, Mimosa Court, the suburb of Croydon South and Tarralla Creek in the east, Canterbury Road and Bedford Road in the south, and Hill Street and the suburb of Ringwood in the west.

Name origin

Ringwood East is named for the area to the east of Ringwood, which was thought to be named after a town in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing, farming, orcharding and mining. Population was minimal until the 1920s, with growth spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1950s into the 1970s. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Ringwood East is an established residential area, with some commercial land use near the railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Maroondah Hospital, Ringwood Private Hospital, Eastwood Village Shopping Centre, Ringwood East Shopping Centre, Karralyka Centre, Council offices, A F B Long Reserve, East Ringwood Reserve, Gracedale Park, Ringwood Lake Park, Wombolano Park, part of Tintern Girls Grammar School and two other schools.