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Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oakleigh East - Huntingdale is 8,804, with a population density of 30.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road in the north, Clayton Road in the east, North Road in the south, and Huntingdale Road and Dandenong Road in the west.

Name origin

Oakleigh East is thought to be named for the she-oaks growing near Scotchmans Creek, or after Oakleigh Park, near Malvern Hills in England, or after an early settler, Mrs Oakley. Huntingdale is named for the Melbourne Hunt Club which was once located near the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s when a grazing run was established in the Scotchmans Creek area. Growth took place in the 1920s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased gradually since the mid 1990s as new dwellings have been added to the area.

Land use

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale is an established residential and industrial area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Huntingdale Village Shopping Centre, F E Hunt Reserve, Hurst Reserve, Princes Highway Reserve, Reg Harris Reserve and one school.