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Westbourne Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Westbourne Park is 2,608, with a population density of 29.33 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Westbourne Park is bounded by Cross Road in the north, the railway line and Sussex Terrace in the east, Grange Road in the south, and Goodwood Road in the west.

Name origin

Westbourne Park is named after a village in Sussex, 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 increased marginally during the 1990s, and then declined slightly between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Westbourne Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Batchelor Reserve and one school.