Mont Albert, Victoria

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Mont Albert
MelbourneVictoria
Mont Albert Hamilton Street.jpg
Hamilton Street
Mont Albert is located in Melbourne
Mont Albert
Mont Albert
Coordinates37°48′58″S 145°6′36″E / 37.81611°S 145.11000°E / -37.81611; 145.11000Coordinates: 37°48′58″S 145°6′36″E / 37.81611°S 145.11000°E / -37.81611; 145.11000
Population4,840 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,030/km2 (7,830/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3127
Area1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Box Hill
Federal Division(s)Kooyong
Suburbs around Mont Albert:
Balwyn Mont Albert North Box Hill North
Surrey Hills Mont Albert Box Hill
Surrey Hills Box Hill South

Mont Albert is an inner eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 kilometres east of Melbourne's Central Business District.[2] Its local government area are the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse. At the 2016 Census, Mont Albert had a population of 4,840.[1]

The main shopping centre of Mont Albert is Hamilton Street, a small street lined with shops. The suburb has its own railway station.

History[edit]

Mont Albert Post Office opened on 1 August 1914. A Mont Albert North Post Office opened in 1957 and closed in 1993.[3]

The town is most likely named after the husband of Queen Victoria, Albert, Prince Consort (1819–1861).[4] The local shopping centre (Hamilton Street (pictured to the right) began to be built in about 1913, immediately south of the railway station. A tram service along Whitehorse Road, to the suburb's north-eastern corner, was opened in 1915. Houses between the tram and railway lines are characterised as Edwardian, English Domestic Revival and Arts and Crafts traditions.[4]

Albert, Prince Consort – The likely namesake of Mont Albert. Photograph by J. J. E. Mayall, 1860

Demographics[edit]

At the 2016 Australian Census, there were 4,840 people living in Mont Albert as their hometown.[5]

  • 47.6% of the population were male and 52.4% were female.
  • The median age of a resident in Mont Albert was 40 years old.
  • There were 1,286 families residing in Mont Albert.
  • There were 2,018 private dwellings in Mont Albert, with 1.7 motor vehicles being owned as a median.
  • 52.9% of the population were married and 32.5% were never married.
  • 23.5% of the registered citizens were of English ancestry, 21.4% of Australian ancestry, 13.3% of Chinese ancestry, 9.0% of Irish ancestry and 7.8% of Scottish ancestry.
  • 66.6% of Citizens were born in Australia.
  • 39.8% of the population in Mont Albert are irreligious, 19.3% Catholic, 11.0% Anglican, 7.2% not stated and 3.9% Uniting Church.
Largest Groups of Foreign Residents[6]
Nationality Population (2016 Census)
 China (Excluding SARs and Taiwan) 452
 England 152
 Malaysia 111
 India 93
 New Zealand 91

Education[edit]

Box Hill Institute – Elgar Road Campus

Public Transport[edit]

Major Attractions[edit]

Walking and Exercise Trails[edit]

Mont Albert (and Mont Albert North) contain many walking trails. These include:

  • The Heritage Trail
    • This is a Heritage Trail, about 5 km, developed by the City of Whitehorse. This starts and ends at the Mont Albert single storey railway station, constructed in 1911, and head east along Churchill Street.[10]
  • Gawler Chain (Mont Albert North)
    • A shared two-kilometre trail which runs along Bushy Creek. It starts near Koonung Secondary College (a local State School in Mont Albert North) and passes through several small parks and picnic grounds.[10]
  • Koonung Trail (Mont Albert North)
    • This trail runs through Elgar Park and through the Koonung Creek Linear Park. It passes by wetlands, which are a key feature of this trail.[10]

Eateries and Stores[edit]

  • Mont Albert boasts many cafés, restaurants and eateries of high reputation. Hamilton Street,[11] Whitehorse Road and Mont Albert Road contain many eateries which are recommended by many locals. Hamilton Street also offers many retail stores, pharmacies, butchers and supermarkets. These stores are all accessible from the street. The opening times may vary from store to store.

Housing[edit]

  • In the 12-month period to August 2020 Mont Albert reported a median house price of A$1.725 million for a four-bedroom house.[12]

Sport[edit]

There are many sporting opportunities for people of all ages, and many clubs and facilities in the neighbouring suburbs. These include:

  • Mont Albert Cricket Club
  • Surrey Park Lacrosse Club
  • ECHO Hockey Club

Politics[edit]

State:

Federal:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Mont Albert". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.postcodes-australia.com/areas/vic/ferntree+gully/mont+albert
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 8 April 2021
  4. ^ a b "Mont Albert | Victorian Places". www.victorianplaces.com.au. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  5. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Mont Albert". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  6. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Mont Albert". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  7. ^ School History – MONT ALBERT PRIMARY SCHOOL, retrieved 20 May 2019 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Stationeers | Mont Albert Village". Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Mont Albert". www.metrotrains.com.au. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "Walking Trails". bpadula.tripod.com. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Hamilton St". Hamilton St. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Mont Albert VIC 3127, Suburb Profile & Property Market Trends | Domain". www.domain.com.au. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  13. ^ "State Election 2018: Box Hill District – First Preference Results by Voting Centre – Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  14. ^ scheme=AGLSTERMS. AglsAgent; corporateName=Australian Electoral Commission; address=50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra. "Polling place results". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 August 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)