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Essendon West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Essendon West is 1,447, with a population density of 14.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Essendon West is bounded by Rosehill Road in the north, Hoffmans Road, Beatrice Avenue and Afton Street in the east, the Maribyrnong River in the south, and Steele Creek in the west.

Name origin

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

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s, with expansion continuing in the interwar period. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Essendon West is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Essendon Private Hospital, Cliff Whitworth Reserve, Heinz Reserve, Ian McWilliams Park, Lily Street Park, Steele Creek Reserve, Emerald Street Community Hall and St Bernard's College.