Chadstone, Victoria

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Chadstone
MelbourneVictoria
Chadstone is located in Melbourne
Chadstone
Chadstone
Coordinates37°52′59″S 145°05′35″E / 37.883°S 145.093°E / -37.883; 145.093Coordinates: 37°52′59″S 145°05′35″E / 37.883°S 145.093°E / -37.883; 145.093
Population8,641 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,790/km2 (7,220/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3148
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Monash
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Chisholm
Suburbs around Chadstone:
Ashburton Ashwood Mount Waverley
Malvern East Chadstone
Hughesdale Oakleigh Oakleigh East

Chadstone is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Monash. Landmarks include the Waverley Basketball Centre, Jordanville Community Centre and the Matthew Flinders Hotel. Scotchmans Creek runs along Chadstone's southern boundary, the Glen Waverley railway line along the northern boundary, Warrigal Road to the west and Huntingdale Road to the east. The Monash Freeway runs through the suburb. At the 2016 Census, Chadstone had a population of 8,641.[1]

History[edit]

Many of the houses in the Chadstone area were built in the postwar period using prefabricated concrete produced at the current site of the Holmesglen TAFE. The houses tend to be quite small, with two to three bedrooms and large blocks. It is relatively common for houses to be demolished and larger houses built to take advantage of the block size.

Chadstone Post Office opened on 8 April 1957 and Chadstone Centre Post Office opened on 3 October 1960. The Chadstone office closed in 1998.[2]

Chadstone was home to Jordanville South Primary School on Baradine Street, which closed down at the end of the school year in 1993. It was also home to Chadstone High School (now closed), and the Waverley Road Campus of Mount Waverley Secondary College (this campus was previously Waverley High School) which closed down in 1996. The Chadstone Campus of the Australian Catholic University closed down in 1993 and has been bought by Chadstone Shopping Centre to expand.

Today[edit]

Chadstone is a small suburb, with parts previously known as Chadstone being rezoned to be incorporated into Malvern East. Several landmarks such as Chadstone Shopping Centre and the Chadstone campus of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE have retained their original names despite now being technically located in Malvern East. The current Chadstone locality incorporates an area formerly known as Jordanville (even though Jordanville Station is technically in Mount Waverley).

There are two schools in Chadstone, both of which are Roman Catholic Independent schools. They are Salesian College and St Mary Magdalen's Primary School.

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,641 people in Chadstone. 46.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China 11.2%, India 4.5%, Sri Lanka 3.1%, Greece 2.8% and Malaysia 2.1%. 43.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 12.4%, Greek 7.2%, Cantonese 3.4%, Italian 2.8% and Sinhalese 2.4%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 32.7% and Catholic 20.0%.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chadstone (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.<
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

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