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Oakleigh South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oakleigh South is 5,381, with a population density of 14.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oakleigh South is bounded by North Road in the north, Colin Road, Robinson Street and Scotsburn Avenue in the east, Centre Road in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Name origin

Oakleigh South 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.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Oakleigh South is an established residential area, with some industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Metropolitan Golf Club, Huntingdale Golf Club, Oakleigh Barracks, The Links shopping centre, Davies Reserve, Talbot Park, W A Scammell Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Oakleigh South is located in the City of Kingston.