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Coburg North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Coburg North is 7,962, with a population density of 16.67 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Coburg North is bounded by Boundary Road, a line that runs east-west to the south of Queens Parade and Merri Creek in the north, Elizabeth Street in the east, Murray Road and Gaffney Street in the south, and generally by Sussex Street in the west.

Name origin

Coburg North is named for the area north of Coburg, which was named after the royal house of Saxe-Coburg.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for market gardening and farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place during the early 1900s, particularly in the areas closest to the railway line. Growth took place in the interwar period in the western section. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly in the Newlands area to the east of Merri Creek. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

Coburg North is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Coburg Drive-In Theatre, Kangan Institute (Moreland Campus Dawson Street), Bain Reserve, Doug Holt Adventure Park, F G Cox Reserve, Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Hosken Reserve, Jackson Reserve, Lake Reserve, Parker Reserve, Richards Reserve, Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool, Harry Atkinson Centre and two schools.