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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Glenroy is 23,116, with a population density of 26.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Glenroy is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, the railway line, Box Forest Road, Hilton Street, West Street and Freeman Drive in the east, Rhodes Parade, Cardinal Road, Hillcrest Road, Plumpton Avenue, Barina Road, the railway line, Kiama Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Victoria Street and New Road in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Name origin

Glenroy is named after a place in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the 1880s, aided by the opening of the railway line, with growth centred around the railway station. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the late 1940s into the 1960s, aided by the construction of public housing estates. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Glenroy is an established residential area, with a commercial area near the Glenroy railway station.

Major features

Major features of the area include Northern Golf Club, Jacana Wetlands, the Glenroy commercial area, A T C Cook Reserve, Gervase Avenue Reserve, Kingsford Smith Ulm Reserve, Mott Reserve, Sewell Reserve, Wallace Reserve, Northern Memorial Park and numerous schools.