Caulfield North, Victoria
Labassa, Manor Grove
|Population||14,554 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,470/km2 (8,970/sq mi)|
|Area||4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Glen Eira|
|Federal Division(s)||Melbourne Ports|
Caulfield North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area is the City of Glen Eira. At the 2011 Census, Caulfield North had a population of 14,554.
It is bounded by Orrong Road in the west, Glen Eira Road in the south, Dandenong Road in the north and Kambrook Road in the east. The suburb contains Caulfield Park - a park of approximately 26 hectares in size, bounded by Balaclava Road, Inkerman Road, Hawthorn Road and Park Crescent.
Caulfield North has the largest Jewish population of any suburb in Australia: 6,522 (according to the 2011 census), representing 45% of its population. The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University estimates that this is higher, settling on a figure of 7,506, constituting 51.6% of the suburb's population.
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Caulfield North was once the location of many large Victorian mansions on large estates, most of which were demolished and subdivided in the early twentieth century.
A notable survivor is Labassa owned by the National Trust. The mansion was originally built in 1862 and extended in 1873. In 1889 further extensions and lavish refurbishment commissioned by William Alexander Robertson created the present mansion which is of national significance. The house is sometimes used for filming of the ABC's lady detective series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and was one of the filming locations for the 2002 film Queen of the Damned.
The Caulfield North Post Office was opened on 26 March 1915.
Trams service Caulfield North extensively, with a major tram interchange at Balaclava Junction. Tram routes 3, 16 and 64 all service Caulfield North. Caulfield North also contains Balaclava Junction, the only extant grand union in the Southern Hemisphere, a junction where trams can go in all directions from all directions.
Trains connect the suburb to the city via the major transport interchange, Caulfield railway station at Caulfield East (via tram route 3). Trains also connect the suburb to the city through Balaclava railway station (via tram routes 3 and 16).
- City of Caulfield - the former local government area of which Caulfield North was a part
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Caulfield North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- The Jewish population of Australia: Key findings from the 2011 census Jewish Care. Retrieved on 14 September 2016
- Victorian Heritage Database, HO135 Labassa, retrieved 2 August 2016
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008