Hallam, Victoria

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Hallam
MelbourneVictoria
Hallam is located in Melbourne
Hallam
Hallam
Coordinates 38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268Coordinates: 38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268
Population 10,162 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,286/km2 (3,332/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3803
Area 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Holt
Suburbs around Hallam:
Doveton Endeavour Hills Narre Warren North
Eumemmering Hallam Narre Warren
Dandenong South Hampton Park Narre Warren South

Hallam is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 Census, Hallam had a population of 10,162.[1]

The suburb has its own railway station.

Hallam is bounded by the South Gippsland Freeway in the west, Eumemmerring Creek and Hallam North Road in the north, a drain easement in the east, and Centre Road in the south.[2]

In a 2011 liveability ranking published by The Age, Hallam was deemed the least liveable suburb in Melbourne.[3]

History[edit]

The post office opened on 1 May 1889. It closed in 1981, but reopened in 1994.[4]

The Railway station opened as Hallam's Road Railway Station. It was renamed Hallam's about 1910 and Hallam about 1925.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 Census the most common ancestries in Hallam were English 14.8%, Australian 13.8%, Indian 5.3%, Afghan 5.1% and Chinese 3.5%. 45.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were India 5.3%, Sri Lanka 5.0%, Afghanistan 5.0%, New Zealand 2.4% and England 2.4%. The most common responses for religion in Hallam were Catholic 27.8%, No Religion 13.8%, Islam 13.4%, Anglican 7.9% and Buddhism 6.1%. 46.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Dari 4.7%, Arabic 3.8%, Sinhalese 3.3%, Punjabi 2.3% and Spanish 2.2%.

There were 4,889 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before 2011 Census night in Hallam . Of these 61.0% were employed full-time, 25.1% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.[5]

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hallam (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Locality Names and Boundaries - City of Casey, retrieved 30 October 2008 
  3. ^ The Age, Is this really Melbourne's least liveable suburb?, retrieved 24 November 2011 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011). Hallam (State Suburb). 2011 QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2011.