Baxter - Pearcedale
About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Baxter - Pearcedale is 2,389, with a population density of 1.96 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Baxter - Pearcedale is bounded by Golf Links Road and Baxter-Tooradin Road in the north, Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, the locality of Somerville, Watson Creek, Frankston-Flinders Road, Coolart Road and the locality of Moorooduc in the south, and the Moorooduc Highway, Sages Road, Baxter-Tooradin Road and the Peninsula Link in the west.
Baxter is named after Benjamin Baxter, an early land holder in the area.
2016 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from 1838, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Growth took place from the 1870s into the 1890s, spurred by the construction of the railway line and growth of the Baxter township. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid population and housing growth took place during the early 1990s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased.
Baxter - Pearcedale is a rural and residential area, with a small commercial area in the Baxter township.
Major features of the area include Baxter Valley Estate (winery), Sages Cottage, Tyabb Bushland Reserve, Baxter Community Centre, Baxter Community Hall and one school.
Most of the locality of Pearcedale is located in the City of Casey.