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
Population10,852 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,374/km2 (3,558/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. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2016 Census, Hallam had a population of 10,852.[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%.[1] 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%.[1] 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%.[1] Two in every five people (40.8%) spoke only English at home.[1] Other languages spoken at home included Dari 7.0%, Arabic 3.8%, Sinhalese 3.0%, Hazaraghi 2.8% and Punjabi 2.3%.[1]

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.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Hallam Community Centre
  • Hallam Primary School
  • Hallam Senior College
  • Hallam Hotel
  • Fountain Gate Shopping Centre
  • Hallam Pub since 1882
  • Hallam Spring Square Shopping Centre
  • Cafe Transylvania Hallam
  • Jetts Hallam - 24 Hour Fitness
  • Gunns Road Reserve Park Hallam
  • Kids Space Indoor Play Centre Hallam
  • Ern Barker Reserve Park Hallam
  • Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall
  • Hallam Tennis Club
  • Casey Auction Group Hallam
  • Euro Cafe & Bakehouse Hallam
  • Hallam Gardens Children's Centre
  • Mel's Angels Early Learning Centre Hallam
  • Xanadu Playcentre and Cafe Hallam
  • Phoenix Taekwondo Hallam
  • Urban Gym Hallam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "2016 Census QuickStats Hallam". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, [English/CA256F310024B628/0/86882BEC602CCBCDCA2574BB00039A4A/$File/Casey+V44.pdf Locality Names and Boundaries - City of Casey] Check |url= value (help) (PDF), retrieved 30 October 2008
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008