Hadfield, Victoria

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Hadfield
MelbourneVictoria
Hadfield is located in Melbourne
Hadfield
Hadfield
Coordinates 37°43′S 144°57′E / 37.71°S 144.95°E / -37.71; 144.95Coordinates: 37°43′S 144°57′E / 37.71°S 144.95°E / -37.71; 144.95
Population 5,366 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,790/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3046
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moreland
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Wills
Suburbs around Hadfield:
Glenroy Glenroy Fawkner
Glenroy Hadfield Fawkner
Pascoe Vale Pascoe Vale Coburg North

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.

History[edit]

Hadfield originally formed part of the John Pascoe Fawkner estate. Significant development occurred in Hadfield after World War II, with the Hadfield Post Office opening on 6 May 1957.[2]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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%.


Today[edit]

Major features of the area include the Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park, the West Street Shopping Centre and the Merlynston Creek.

Public Transport is provided by the Upfield railway line as well as the Craigieburn railway line. There are also bus routes serving the suburb.

The Upfield Bike Path and the Western Ring Road Trail provide facilities for recreational and commuting cyclists.

Sport[edit]

Hadfield Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Essendon District Football League.[3]

Shopping[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hadfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 June 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Hadfield, retrieved 15 April 2009