Altona North, Victoria

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Altona North
MelbourneVictoria
Altona North is located in Melbourne
Altona North
Altona North
Coordinates 37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849Coordinates: 37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849
Population 12,152 (2016)[1]
 • Density 861.8/km2 (2,232/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3025
Area 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hobsons Bay
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Gellibrand
Suburbs around Altona North:
Laverton North Brooklyn Yarraville
Laverton North Altona North Newport
Laverton Altona Williamstown North

Altona North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District,[2] located within the City of Hobsons Bay local government area. Altona North recorded a population of 12,152 at the 2016 census. Bordering suburbs include Altona, Brooklyn, Laverton North, Newport, South Kingsville, Williamstown North, Yarraville. In addition to Paisley Park sporting complex, Altona North is home to three parks, S J Clement Reserve - Gilligan Rd, W L J Crofts Reserve - Blackshaws Rd, Urban Forest Reserve - Grieve Pde.[3]

History[edit]

The Altona area was home to Kurung-Jang-Balluk Aboriginal people, of the Woiwurrung clan.

Altona North Post Office first opened on 11 April 1960 as suburban development took place. In 1966 it was renamed Beevers when a new Altona North office opened in Duke Street to the south. In 1986 Altona Gate Office replaced Beevers.[4]

Royal visit to Altona North - The Prince and Princess of Wales came to officially open the Mason Street Housing Commission Estate in the 1980s.[5]

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,152 people in Altona North. 54.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Italy 4.3%, Lebanon 4.2%, Vietnam 3.4%, Greece 3.4% and Malta 1.8%. 45.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 13.1%, Italian 6.1%, Greek 5.7%, Vietnamese 4.3% and Maltese 1.9%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 26.9%, No Religion 20.4% and Islam 15.9%.[1]

Industry[edit]

Altona North contains one of two oil refineries in Victoria. It is owned and operated by ExxonMobil. In 1970 Don Smallgoods moved into a post modern processing works. In 2011 the Don Smallgoods factory closed when the company moved to a new factory in Castlemaine [6]

Attractions[edit]

All Tomorrows Parties 2012 - I’ll Be Your Mirror was held at The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Reception, Dohertys Road Altona North. Acts included My Bloody Valentine, The Drones and Beasts of Bourbon.[7]

Sport[edit]

Altona Lakes Golf Club at Paisley Park, Mason Street, is a 9-hole golf course and Driving Range.[8] Also located within the Paisley Park sporting complex is Altona Badminton Centre, which opened in 1985. The badminton centre contains 12 courts and is open seven days a weeks. The Paisley Park sporting facility also includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, premier league soccer facility, bowling club, miniature railway and lacrosse fields.[9]

Altona Magic, the local football (soccer) team plays in the Victorian Premier League and Altona East Phoenix play in the Victorian State League 2 N/W.

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