Kingsville, Victoria

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Kingsville
MelbourneVictoria
Kingsville is located in Melbourne
Kingsville
Kingsville
Coordinates 37°48′32″S 144°52′41″E / 37.809°S 144.878°E / -37.809; 144.878Coordinates: 37°48′32″S 144°52′41″E / 37.809°S 144.878°E / -37.809; 144.878
Population 3,509 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3012
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Maribyrnong
State electorate(s) Williamstown
Federal Division(s) Gellibrand
Suburbs around Kingsville:
West Footscray Footscray
Kingsville Seddon
Yarraville Yarraville

Kingsville is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maribyrnong. At the 2011 Census, Kingsville had a population of 3,509.

Kingsville is a small suburb nestled primarily between West Footscray and Yarraville, and is often considered to be a part of one or the other. The suburb forms a right-angled triangle, bounded in the east by Williamstown Road, in the south by Somerville Road, with Geelong Road as the hypotenuse.

History[edit]

Kingsville was the original name for the entire West Yarraville region. This region was later renamed either Yarraville (south of Somerville Road) or West Footscray (north of Somerville Road), with South Kingsville retaining its original name. In the late 1990s the original name of Kingsville returned to the "wedge" of West Footscray with its present boundaries.

Kingsville Post Office opened on 1 January 1915.[2]

Education[edit]

Kingsville Primary School and its attached kindergarten is located in Yarraville. The nearby Kingsville Kindergarten is in West Footscray, as is the Corpus Christi Catholic School.

See also[edit]

  • City of Footscray – the former local government area of which Kingsville was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kingsville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008