Forest Hill, Victoria
The three levels of Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre
|Population||10,052 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,452/km2 (6,350/sq mi)|
|Area||4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|Location||18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Whitehorse|
Forest Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Forest Hill had a population of 10,052. Forest Hill was recently ranked 93rd on Melbourne's most liveable suburb list, which was higher than other nearby popular suburbs such as Bentleigh, Mount Waverley and Glen Waverley.
Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 March 1874 in the then rural area. It closed in 1895, reopened in 1902 and closed in 1976. The Forest Hills Centre office opened in 1965 shortly after the centre opened and was renamed Forest Hill in 1985.
The Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre includes a number of major retailers, such as Coles, Target, Harris Scarfe, Big W, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport [Aldi Supermarket] Woolworths, Hoyts Cinemas and a number of restaurants. There is also an AMF Tenpin Bowling Centre.
Nunawading Aqualink is located within the suburb,[ Husband Road] containing an indoor, olympic-size swimming pool and children's pool. It also has a football Club The Forest Hill Zebras [Australian Rules Div. 4 Eastern Football Leauge] at the Forest Hill Reserve [Husband Road] , and a cricket club the Forest Hill Zebras [ various Divisions] at Mahoneys Reserve [Mahoneys Road] which also includes Various Soccer clubs including a clinic, a Table Tennis club and the 2nd Tally Ho scouts.
The suburb is primarily made up of low to medium density residential housing.
In the 2011 census the population of Forest Hill was 10,052, approximately 52.9% female and 47.1% male.
The median/average age of the people in Forest Hill is 41 years of age. 60.8% of people living in the suburb of Forest Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% China, 2.8% England, 2.6% Malaysia, 2.4% India, 2.2% Vietnam, 1.3% Sri Lanka, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.3% Hong Kong, 1.2% Greece, 1.1% Italy, 0.9% Philippines, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Iran, 0.6% Germany.
63.6% of people living in Forest Hill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Cantonese, 6.4% Mandarin, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Greek, 1.8% Vietnamese, 1.8% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.0% Hindi, 0.8% Other.
The religious makeup of Forest Hill is 23.9% No religion, 23.1% Catholic, 10.6% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Buddhism, 5.3% Uniting Church, 5.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Baptist, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Hinduism.
The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1118 per week.
The median rent in Forest Hill is $301 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.
Forest Hill has Just one school Parkmore Primary School however There are other public & private schools very close in adjoining suburbs and within short walking distance. Burwood Heights Primary School, Forest Hill Secondary College, Emaus Catholic College and St. Timothy's Catholic Primary School.
- City of Nunawading - the former local government area of which Forest Hill was a part.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Forest Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Melbourne’s most liveable suburbs ranked". Australian Real estate news. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
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