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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Flemington is 8,045, with a population density of 68.72 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Flemington is bounded by Kent Street in the north, Mount Alexander Road and the Upfield railway line in the east, Racecourse Road, Brock Way, Eastwood Street and Racecourse Road in the south, and Epsom Road and the Flemington Racecourse railway line in the west.

Name origin

Flemington is thought to be named after an estate in Scotland or after Robert Fleming, who established a butchery in the nearby area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the 1850s, with expansion during the 1880s and the early 1900s. Growth continued in the post-war years, with many flats built in the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Flemington is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Racecourse Road and around the Newmarket railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Newmarket Plaza Shopping Centre, Debneys Park, Flemington Community Centre, the Flemington Bridge and Newmarket railway stations and several schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Moonee Valley parts of the suburbs of Flemington, Kensington and North Melbourne. The remaining parts of the suburbs of Flemington, Kensington and North Melbourne are located in the City of Melbourne.