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Lower Mitcham

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lower Mitcham is 2,229, with a population density of 25.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lower Mitcham is bounded by Grange Road in the north, Belair Road and the railway line in the east, Price Avenue and Murray Street in the south, and View Street and a line running continuous of View Street in the west.

Name origin

Lower Mitcham is named for the "lower" (or western) part of Mitcham, which is named after a place in Surrey, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place in the late 1800s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the 1910s and 1920s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Lower Mitcham is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Barrens Reserve and Denman Reserve.