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Ashwood - Burwood

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ashwood - Burwood is 10,198, with a population density of 28.51 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ashwood - Burwood is bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Huntingdale Road in the east, the Glen Waverley railway line in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Name origin

Ashwood is named from a combination of the nearby suburbs of Ashburton and Burwood. Burwood is named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for market gardens and poultry farms. The area remained largely rural until the post-war years. Significant development occurred from the early 1950s, including public housing construction in the Jordanville area. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Ashwood - Burwood is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Warrigal Road and High Street Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ashwood Reserve, Electra Reserve, Gardiners Reserve, Holmesglen Reserve, Jingella Reserve, Cabrini Ashwood Private Hospital, Gardiners Creek and a number of schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Burwood is located in the City of Whitehorse.