|Population||5,366 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,790/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Area||3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Moreland|
Hadfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Hadfield had a population of 5,366.
The suburb of Hadfield is bounded by West Street in the west, South Street and Boundary Road in the south, Sydney Road in the east and Hilton Street in the north. Hadfield is located between Fawkner and Glenroy and falls within the 3046 postcode.
The 2011 Census recorded 5,366 people living in Hadfield. The suburb has high proportions of 5–17 year olds and over 70 year olds in comparison to the City of Moreland average.
The name of the suburb probably comes from Cr Rupert Hadfield, who represented the area for the Broadmeadows Shire Council (plaque on the Broadmeadows Town Hall). However, the website Australia for Everyone; Place Names, claims another origin.
Hadfield High School (1964-1991) is now the location of Pascoe Vale Gardens, a retirement village.
In 2011 Hadfield had a population of 5,366. The median age of people in Hadfield was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.0% of the population. The most common ancestries were Italian 17.9%, Australian 15.3%, English 12.8%, Lebanese 8.3% and Greek 5.2%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 42.9%, Islam 17.1%, No Religion 9.1%, Eastern Orthodox 6.9% and Anglican 5.7%.
Major features of the area include the Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park, the West Street Shopping Centre and the Merlynston Creek.
There are several small shopping districts that fall within Hadfield, the most prominent being on West Street, with others on South Street, North Street and East Street.
- City of Broadmeadows - the former local government area of which Hadfield was a part
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