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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hawthorn is 2,232, with a population density of 21.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hawthorn is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Belair Road in the east, Grange Road in the south, and Sussex Terrace and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Hawthorn is named after a part of Durham County in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the 1880s, when the township was laid out, being one of the oldest areas in the City of Mitcham. Expansion took place during the 1910s and 1920s. Some growth (mainly infill) continued in the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable from the early 1990s.

Land use

Hawthorn is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Price Memorial Oval, Delwood Reserve, Gooden Reserve, Hawthorn Sensory Garden and Soldiers Memorial Gardens.