Allansford, Victoria

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Allansford
Victoria
AllansfordJunctionHotel.JPG
Junction Hotel at Allansford
Allansford is located in City of Warrnambool
Allansford
Allansford
Coordinates38°23′10″S 142°35′35″E / 38.38611°S 142.59306°E / -38.38611; 142.59306Coordinates: 38°23′10″S 142°35′35″E / 38.38611°S 142.59306°E / -38.38611; 142.59306
Population1,521 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3277
Location
LGA(s)City of Warrnambool
State electorate(s)South-West Coast
Federal Division(s)Wannon

Allansford is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is in the City of Warrnambool local government area. The Hopkins River flows through the town.

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter is based in Allansford.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1860[2]

The railway though the town was opened in 1890,[3] and the town was once served by a local railway station.

Today[edit]

A business park for Warrnambool is planned for the area.[4]

The town has an Australian Rules football team (the Cats) competing in the Warrnambool & District Football League.

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, Allansford had a population of 1,521. 85.0% of people were born in Australia and 89.9% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.1% and Catholic 26.4%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Allansford (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990), "Tracks Across the State", Newsrail, Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division): 71–76.
  4. ^ City of Warrnambool, Allansford Business Park Structure Plan, archived from the original on 19 July 2008, retrieved 13 May 2008