Macleod, Victoria

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Macleod
MelbourneVictoria
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Macleod shops
Macleod is located in Melbourne
Macleod
Macleod
Coordinates 37°42′50″S 145°03′58″E / 37.714°S 145.066°E / -37.714; 145.066Coordinates: 37°42′50″S 145°03′58″E / 37.714°S 145.066°E / -37.714; 145.066
Population 9,606 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,560/km2 (9,210/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3085
Area 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Macleod:
Bundoora Bundoora, Watsonia Watsonia
Bundoora Macleod Yallambie
Heidelberg West, Heidelberg Heights Rosanna Yallambie
Macleod Shops

Macleod is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the Cities of Banyule and Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Macleod had a population of 9,606.

Macleod West refers to the predominantly residential locality to the west of the railway line and station.[2]

History[edit]

The suburb was named after Malcolm Macleod, who acquired land in the area in 1903.

Macleod railway station opened in 1911, 9 years after the railway line passed though.

Macleod Post Office opened on 11 December 1923, and was replaced by the Simpson Barracks office in 1987. Macleod West Post Office opened in 1954 on Aberdeen Road near the railway station.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In Macleod, 71.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.6%, Italy 1.7%, India 1.6% and Malaysia 1.1%. 73.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 3.7%, Mandarin 2.5%, Macedonian 1.7%, Greek 1.5% and Cantonese 1.2%.

Sport[edit]

Macleod's Local Australian rules football team is the Macleod Kangaroos, who play in Division 1 of the Northern Football League (NFL). As of 2008 they have played in 3 Grand Finals in a row. They are based at De Winton Park in Rosanna.[4] They are affiliated with the Macleod Junior Football Club (known as the Eagles) who play in the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL). The junior football club is based at Macleod Park.

Macleod's cricket team is the Macleod Eagles. They play in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association (DVCA), and were playing in the second division (known as Money Shield) until a premiership in 2007-08 saw them promoted to the first division (Barclay Shield) for the 2008-09 season. They are based at Macleod Park, known as "The Nest". In 2008-09 Macleod will field 4 senior teams, and 6 junior sides as well as a thriving "Milo in2cricket" program.

There is also a local basketball team called the Banyule Hawks, whose home ground is the Banyule YMCA in Macleod.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Macleod (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Melway Edition 33, 2006
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Northern Football League, retrieved 15 April 2009 

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