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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Niddrie is 5,714, with a population density of 30.86 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Niddrie is bounded by the Calder Freeway in the north, Treadwell Road and Hoffmans Road in the east, Rosehill Road in the south, and Steele Creek in the west.

Name origin

Niddrie is thought to be named after an original property in the area, which was named after a suburb in Edinburgh.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s, and expansion continuing in the interwar period. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, especially in the Willowtree Crescent area.

Land use

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

Major features

Major features of the area include Niddrie Shopping Precinct, P A Kirchner Reserve and several schools.