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Armadale

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Armadale is 9,797, with a population density of 45.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Armadale is bounded by Malvern Road in the north, generally by Glenferrie Road in the east, Dandenong Road in the south and generally by Orrong Road in the west.

Name origin

Armadale is named after an original property in the area, which was named after a place in Scotland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1832, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s, following the opening of a railway line in 1879. Residential subdivisions and commercial development centred around the railway station. Between 1893 and 1911 the population more than doubled, with many large residences built. Growth continued in the early 1900s, with the most significant growth in the post-war years, including the construction of many flats, units and apartments in the 1960s and 1970s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2006. The population increased between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

Armadale is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the retail area along High Street, Malvern Central Shopping Centre, The King David School (Southwick Campus), Lauriston Girls School, Armadale Primary School, Armadale Reserve, Inverness Avenue Reserve, Toorak Park, Union Street Reserve and Victory Square Reserve.

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