Essendon West, Victoria

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Essendon West
MelbourneVictoria
Maribyrnong river at West Essendon.jpg
View of city skyline and Maribyrnong River at Essendon West
Essendon West is located in Melbourne
Essendon West
Essendon West
Coordinates 37°45′18″S 144°52′59″E / 37.755°S 144.883°E / -37.755; 144.883Coordinates: 37°45′18″S 144°52′59″E / 37.755°S 144.883°E / -37.755; 144.883
Population 1,398 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3040
Area 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s) Niddrie
Federal Division(s) Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Essendon West:
Keilor East Niddrie Essendon
Keilor East Essendon West Essendon
Avondale Heights Maribyrnong Aberfeldie

Essendon West is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Essendon West had a population of 1,398.

Essendon West is bounded in the west by the Steele Creek, in the north by Rosehill Road, in the east by Afton Street and Hoffmans Road, and in the south by the Maribyrnong River.

Essendon West is primarily residential with a range of housing ranging from inter war Californian Bungalows to post war dwellings to more modern homes.

History[edit]

Essendon West Post Office opened on 1 July 1924.[2]

Community[edit]

Essendon West is represented by an Australian Rules football team, Doutta Stars, playing in the Essendon District Football League. Its home ground lies in neighbouring Essendon.[3]

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Essendon West was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Essendon West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Doutta Stars, retrieved 15 April 2009