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Pascoe Vale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Pascoe Vale is 17,740, with a population density of 36.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Pascoe Vale is bounded by Rhodes Parade, Freeman Drive, West Street and South Street in the north, generally by Sussex Street in the east, Sussex Street in the east, O'Hea Street and Tate Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek, Main Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Devon Road and Watt Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Pascoe Vale is named after John Pascoe Fawkner, an original land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth into the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. The population has gradually increased since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Pascoe Vale is an established residential area, with a small commercial area at the intersection of Gaffney Street and Cumberland Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dorset Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Crescent Reserve, Cole Reserve, Esslemont Reserve, Gavin Park, Hallam Reserve, H M Dowd Reserve, James Reserve, K W Joyce Reserve, Raeburn Reserve, Rogers Reserve, Pascoe Vale Outdoor Pool and several schools.