Hallam, Victoria

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Hallam
MelbourneVictoria
Hallam is located in Melbourne
Hallam
Hallam
Coordinates38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268Coordinates: 38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268
Population11,355 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density1,437/km2 (3,723/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3803
Area7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)City of Casey
State electorate(s)Narre Warren North
Federal division(s)Bruce
Suburbs around Hallam:
Doveton Endeavour Hills Narre Warren North
Eumemmering Hallam Narre Warren
Dandenong South Hampton Park Narre Warren South

Hallam is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 34 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Casey local government area. Hallam recorded a population of 11,355 at the 2021 census.[1]

The suburb has its own railway station.

Hallam is bounded by the South Gippsland Freeway in the west, Eumemmerring Creek and Hallam North Road in the north, a drain easement in the east, and Centre Road in the south.[2]

History[edit]

The post office opened on 1 May 1889. It closed in 1981, but reopened in 1994.[3]

The railway station opened as Hallam's Road Railway Station. It was renamed Hallam's about 1910 and Hallam about 1925.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2016 Census the most common ancestries in Hallam were English 13.4%, Australian 11.9%, Afghan 8.3%, Indian 5.7% and Sri Lankan 3.9%.[4] 42.3% of residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Afghanistan 8.1%, India 5.5%, Sri Lanka 4.7%, New Zealand 2.5% and England 1.9%.[4] The most common responses for religion in Hallam were Catholic 21.5%, Islam 20.0%, No Religion, so described 15.4%, Not stated 8.1% and Buddhism 5.5%.[4] Two in every five people (40.8%) spoke only English at home.[4] Other languages spoken at home included Dari 7.0%, Arabic 3.8%, Sinhalese 3.0%, Hazaraghi 2.8% and Punjabi 2.3%.[4]

Of the 4,953 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hallam, 56.9% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.[4]

See also[edit]

  • City of Berwick – Hallam was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Hallam (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Locality Names and Boundaries – City of Casey (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2009, retrieved 2 April 2021
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 2 April 2021
  4. ^ a b c d e f "2016 Census QuickStats Hallam". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 October 2018.