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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Travancore is 2,617, with a population density of 62.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Travancore is bounded by Baroda Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, and Mount Alexander Road in the south and west.

Name origin

Travancore is named after an original property in the area, which was named after a district in India.

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. Significant development occurred in the early 1900s, particularly during the 1920s and 1930s. Growth continued in the post-war years, with many flats built in the 1960s and 1970s. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006. Rapid growth took place between 2006 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high density housing developments along Mount Alexander Road.

Land use

Travancore is a residential area which has experienced recent growth in the south-eastern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Travancore Park, Calwell Park, Delhi Reserve and two schools.