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Brimbank

Area: 123 square kilometres

Location and boundaries

The City of Brimbank is located in the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne, between 11 and 23 kilometres west and north-west of the Melbourne GPO.

The City of Brimbank is bounded by the City of Hume in the north, the cities of Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley in the east, the Cities of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham in the south, and the City of Melton in the west.  The city’s boundaries are Thompsons Road, Column Gully, Jacksons Creek, the Maribyrnong River, Keilor Park Drive and Sharps Road in the north, the standard gauge railway, the Maribyrnong River, Duke Street, Stony Creek and the Melbourne-Bendigo railway line in the east, Geelong Road, Kororoit Creek and Boundary Road in the south, and Robinsons Road, Kororoit Creek, the western boundary of Kings Park, Delahey and Sydenham and the Melbourne-Bendigo railway in the west.

Included areas

The City of Brimbank includes the suburbs of Albanvale, Albion, Ardeer, Brooklyn (part), Cairnlea, Calder Park, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside (part), Kealba, Keilor (part), Keilor Downs, Keilor East (part), Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kings Park, St Albans, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes and Tullamarine (part).

Name origin

Brimbank is named after Brimbank Park in Keilor, which was opened in 1976.  The park, which was formerly parkland, derived its name from the practice of the locals driving their stock ‘around the brim of the bank’ of the Maribyrnong River.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Brimbank area were the Wurundjeri Aboriginal people.

Population

The official population of the City of Brimbank as of the 30th June 2013, is 195,469.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP), City of Brimbank
   
Year (ending June 30) NumberChange in numberChange in percent
2003169,424----
2004170,953+1,529+0.90
2005172,749+1,796+1.05
2006174,231+1,482+0.86
2007177,004+2,773+1.59
2008180,561+3,557+2.01
2009185,397+4,836+2.68
2010188,895+3,498+1.89
2011191,496+2,601+1.38
2012193,334+1,838+0.96
2013195,469+2,135+1.10
 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0).  Compiled and presented in profile i.d. by i.d. The population experts.

 

Map of Brimbank district

Map of Brimbank District

Melton

Area: 527 square kilometres

Location and boundaries

The Shire of Melton is located in the outer western fringe of Melbourne, about 40 kilometres west of the Melbourne GPO.

The City of Melton is bounded by Macedon Ranges Shire in the north, Hume City and the City of Brimbank in the east, the City of Wyndham in the south, and Moorabool Shire in the west.

Included areas

The City of Melton includes the suburbs and localities of Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Diggers Rest (part), Exford, Eynesbury (part), Hillside (part), Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell (part), Parwan (part), Plumpton, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, Toolern Vale and Truganina (part).

Name origin

Melton is named after Melton Mowbray, an English town renowed for its fox hunting and coursing.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Melton area were the Wurundjeri Aboriginal people.

Population

The City of Melton Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 122,909.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP), City of Melton   
Year (ending June 30) NumberChange in numberChange in percent
200368,837----
200469,145+5,308+8.31
200574,316+6,279+7.48
200680,595+5,601+8.45
200786,196+5,601+6.96
200892,552+6,356+7.37
200999,935+7,383+7.98
2010106,848+6,913+6.92
2011112,643+5,795+5.42
2012117,881+5,238+4.65
2013122,909+5,028+4.27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id The population experts.

Map of Melton District

Map of Melton District

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