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Essendon North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Essendon North is 3,143, with a population density of 38.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Essendon North is bounded by the Tullamarine Freeway in the north, Bulla Road in the east, Keilor Road in the south, and Treadwell Road in the west.

Name origin

Essendon North is named for the area north of Essendon, which was named after a village in Hertfordshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s and the interwar period, with expansion continuing in the post-war years. The population generally increased from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Essendon North is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Keilor Road.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Essendon North Primary School.