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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hadfield is 6,494, with a population density of 20.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hadfield is bounded by Hilton Street and Box Forest Road in the north, Sydney Road in the east, Boundary Road, Sussex Street and South Street in the south, and West Street in the west.

Name origin

Hadfield is named after a locality in Manchester, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Some growth took place in the interwar period. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. The population fluctuated slightly from the early 1990s, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Hadfield is an established residential area, with a small commercial area along West Street.

Major features

Major features of the area include Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park, Glenroy Lions Park, Martin Reserve, Reddish Reserve, Kingsley College and one school.

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