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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tyabb is 3,489, with a population density of 1.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tyabb is bounded by the locality of Somerville, O'Neills Road and Pikes Road in the north, Western Port in the east, Denham Road, Frankston-Flinders Road and Graydens Road in the south, and Coolart Road in the west.

Name origin

Tyabb is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "tea-tree".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing, farming and market gardening. The township of Tyabb was established in the early 1860s. Growth took place in the late 1800s, spurred by the construction of the railway line and the development of a fruit growing industry. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. The population generally increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Tyabb is a rural and residential area, with some commercial and industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mornington Peninsula Airport, Bunguyan Reserve, Clifford Drive Bushland Reserve, Olivers Creek Bushland, Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve, Tyabb North Sports Ground, the Western Port foreshore mangroves and several schools.