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Ringwood North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ringwood North is 9,956, with a population density of 21.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ringwood North is bounded by Warrandyte Road, Old Warrandyte Road, Daniel Court and Bridget Court in the north, Wonga Road and Warrandyte Road in the east, Loughnan Road in the south, and Glenvale Road, Oban Road, Smedley Road, the City of Manningham and Williams Road in the west.

Name origin

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

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Gradual growth took place from the 1920s. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. The population was relatively stable between 1991 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

Ringwood North is an established residential area, with some low density residential areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include North Ringwood Shopping Centre, Athelstane Reserve, B J Hubbard Reserve, Loughies Bushland Reserve, Mahon Reserve, McAlpin Reserve, Monterey Bush Park, North Ringwood Reserve, Norwood Park, Quambee Reserve and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the City of Maroondah parts of the suburbs of Ringwood North and Park Orchards. Parts of the suburbs of Ringwood North and Park Orchards are located in the City of Manningham.