Pascoe Vale South, Victoria

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Pascoe Vale South
MelbourneVictoria
Pascoe Vale South is located in Melbourne
Pascoe Vale South
Pascoe Vale South
Coordinates 37°44′35″S 144°56′16″E / 37.7431°S 144.9377°E / -37.7431; 144.9377Coordinates: 37°44′35″S 144°56′16″E / 37.7431°S 144.9377°E / -37.7431; 144.9377
Population 9,553 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3044
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moreland
State electorate(s) Pascoe Vale, Brunswick
Federal Division(s) Wills
Suburbs around Pascoe Vale South:
Strathmore Pascoe Vale Coburg
Essendon Pascoe Vale South Coburg
Essendon Brunswick West Brunswick West

Pascoe Vale South is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Pascoe Vale South had a population of 9,553.

Pascoe Vale South adjoins Brunswick West to the south, Strathmore and the Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Coburg to the east, and Pascoe Vale to the north. The suburb also borders the Tullamarine Freeway.

Major features of the suburb include the Bell Street/Melville Road Shopping area.

History[edit]

The Pascoe Vale area was part of the original John Pascoe Fawkner estate. In 1841 Dr Farquhar McCrae, a wealthy surgeon, purchased land called 'La Rose' in what is now known as Pascoe Vale South. The house he built in 1842 or 1843 is now known as Wentworth House, and is the oldest known private dwelling in Victoria still standing on its original site and the fifth oldest building in Victoria. It is located at 22 Le Cateau Street, Pascoe Vale South.

Significant development of Pascoe Vale South took place after the tram was extended to Bell Street in 1927, with the post office opening on 1 August 1927.[2]

People[edit]

According to the 2001 Census data, Pascoe Vale South is primarily a family residential suburb with average income, education and relatively low unemployment. The Census revealed that 8,336 people live in Pascoe Vale, and the trend is that this is likely to increase slightly with some new residential development. House ownership is relatively stable at 54 per cent.

Pascoe Vale South is less culturally diverse than other suburbs of Moreland, and even lower than the Melbourne average. About 62 per cent of people spoke English at home.

Transport[edit]

Tram route 55 provides public transport through the suburb along Melville Road from the Bell Street terminus to the city. For cyclists, the suburb adjoins the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to the west.

The following bus routes also services the area:

  • 510 Essendon – Ivanhoe via Brunswick West, Moreland RS, Thornbury, Fairfield (every day). Operated by Moreland Buslines. Moreland Road
  • 513 ElthamGlenroy via Greensborough RS, Watsonia RS, Rosanna RS, Coburg RS (every day). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services.
  • 527 Northland SCGowrie via Coburg RS, Preston RS (every day). Operated by Ivanhoe Bus Company. Route 527 is very popular with shoppers, because it travels through Coburg, which has Sydney Road and surrounding streets, Preston, High Street and Preston Market which serves food and many retail outlets, through to Northland Shopping Centre. This route was recently upgraded to the new bus time standards for Melbourne, which allows it to travel from around 6am weekdays till 9pm and on weekends 7am till 9pm.

Educational facilities[edit]

Pascoe Vale South has a government primary school and two catholic schools.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

A 1965 postmark of Coonans Hill

The neighbourhood of Coonans Hill is in the south of the suburb (37°45′01″S 144°56′28″E / 37.7504°S 144.9410°E / -37.7504; 144.9410). Its post office (now closed) opened on 21 February 1957.[2]

Landmarks and notable places[edit]

The following places in Pascoe Vale South are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register:

See also[edit]

  • City of Coburg - the former local government area of which Pascoe Vale South was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pascoe Vale South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008