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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Windsor is 7,071, with a population density of 70.47 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Windsor is bounded by High Street in the north, Williams Road in the east, Dandenong Road and Queens Way in the south and Punt Road in the west.

Name origin

Windsor was previously known as Prahran South.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the 1860s, following the opening of a railway line. Growth continued in the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the opening of tram lines, with many fine mansions built.  Some growth took place in the early 1900s. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, including public housing developments in the 1960s and the renovation of many working class cottages. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Windsor is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the retail area along Chapel Street, Swinburne University of Technology (Prahran Campus), Presentation College, Stonnington Primary School, The Avenue Hospital, Chris Gahan Reserve, Gladstone Gardens, Harry Gregory Reserve and Windsor Siding.

Included areas

A small part of the suburb of Windsor is located in the City of Port Phillip.