Mont Albert, Victoria
|Population||4,840 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,030/km2 (7,830/sq mi)|
|Area||1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne|
|State electorate(s)||Box Hill|
Mont Albert is an inner eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 kilometres east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse. At the 2016 Census, Mont Albert had a population of 4,840.
The town is most likely named after the husband of Queen Victoria, Albert, Prince Consort (1819–1861). 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.
- 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.
|Nationality||Population (2016 Census)|
|China (Excluding SARs and Taiwan)||452|
- Cable Tram
- The Mont Albert Railway Station, which is positioned on Churchill Street, runs through the suburb. Opened in August 1890, this three platform station runs along the Belgrave/Lilydale Line. Services offered are in towards the city (Flinders Street Station), or out to Blackburn, Belgrave or Lilydale, run by Metro Trains.
Walking and Exercise Trails
Mont Albert (and Mont Albert North) contain many walking trails. These include:
- The Heritage Trail
- 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.
- Koonung Trail (Mont Albert North)
Eateries and Stores
- Mont Albert boasts many cafés, restaurants and eateries of high reputation. Hamilton Street, 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.
- 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.
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
- In the 2018 Victorian State Election, the polling booth in Mont Albert returned the following votes:
- Despite citizens of Mont Albert favouring Robert Clark over Paul Hamer, Hamer was elected as the MP for Box Hill.
- After the distribution of preferences, Paul Hamer received 19,982 votes (52.10% of the vote), whilst Robert Clark received 18,369 votes (47.90% of the vote).
- In the 2019 Australian Federal Election, the polling booth in Mont Albert returned the following votes:
- The citizens of Mont Albert favoured Josh Frydenberg to be returned for a third term. Frydenberg suffered a −6.4% swing in Kooyong, however, he still retained the seat described as a 'blue ribbon' seat.
- After the distribution of preferences, Josh Frydenberg received 55,159 votes (55.70% of the vote), whilst Julian Burnside received 43,870 votes (44.30% of the vote).
- City of Box Hill – the former local government area of which Mont Albert was a part
- List of Government Schools in Victoria – A list of Government schools, including Mont Albert Primary School
- Box Hill Institute – Box Hill Institute Website
- Belgrave Railway Line
- Lilydale Railway Line
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