About the profile areas
The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Flemington is 8,098, with a population density of 63.70 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 in the south, and Epsom Road and the Flemington Racecourse railway line in the west.
Flemington is thought to be named after an estate in Scotland or after Robert Fleming, who established a butchery in the nearby area.
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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.
Flemington is an established residential area, with some commercial areas along Racecourse Road and around the Newmarket railway station.
Major features of the area include Newmarket Plaza Shopping Centre, Debneys Park, Flemington Community Centre and several schools.
Part of the suburb of Flemington is located in the City of Melbourne.